Elaine Johnson, 97, of San Diego, Calif., died at home on May 31.

Born in Brooten, Minn., to Julius and Anna Syverson, she graduated from Brooten High School in 1935 and attended the University of Minnesota, before marrying Jerome Johnson on June 19, 1939. They had two children.

Elayne enjoyed living in St. Anthony Park with her family on Grantham Street from 1952 to 1976. She loved people, cooking, gardening, entertaining, painting, genealogy, sewing and travel.

A happy, cheerful and helpful soul who was full of style and grace, she enjoyed life and was loved by all she met.

Following their retirement from General Mills, where Elaine worked in the Chemical Library and Jerome as a research  machinist, they moved to San Diego in 1976, where Jerome passed away in March 1992.

Elaine is survived by her son, Warren, and daughter, Kathleen (William) Strandberg, and a granddaughter, Kimberly Strandberg.

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