In retirement Don and Marileen fulfilled their desire to travel with trips to China, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Europe and Mexico. Eventually they settled in North County of San Diego, where they could enjoy being part of their grandchildrens’ lives, attending baseball games, soccer games, football games and birthday parties. Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Wife, Educator, Social Justice Warrior, Friend, of all these roles and many others she played throughout her life, being a Grandmother to Robert and Sophia brought her the greatest joy in her later years and she took her role as Grandmother seriously. A trip to legoland was always planned on a visit to Grandma’s house. Although cooking was not one of Marileen’s favorite pastimes she did have her specialties, Grandma’s waffles were famous with the under ten crowd as well as her Christmas cookies and lemon meringue pie.
Marileen is survived by her husband, J Donald Johnson, her daughter Ann, grandchildren Robert Khoury and Sophia Khoury, and her sister Anna Marie Worden.