Mary Generose Johnson, 83, of Ripon, CA passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Mary was born on February 24, 1937 to Andrew and Mary Grieshaber in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary worked for Owens-Illinois until retirement. Mary spent time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She moved from her home in Oakdale to the Bethany Homes Manor Apartments in Ripon. She made several great friendships with the residents. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching movies, reading, crafts and coloring. Mary was predeceased by her parents, brother, Joseph Grieshaber and daughter, Sherry Arndt. Mary is survived by her sister, Anne Daude (Missouri), along with her children, Nick Birrittier (Missouri), Don Birrittier (Illinois), Jim Cockerham (California), John Cockerham (Washington) and Regina Perry (California). Additionally she is survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Deegan Funeral Chapels is honored to serve the Johnson family. Mary will be laid to rest during a private burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. There will be a celebration of life service on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel.
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