Jean Quayle Johnson



OBIT-JohnsonHULLS COVE — Owner of The Colony Cottages, Jean Quayle Johnson passed away Oct. 31, 2015. She was born in England to Nell and Harry Quayle on Oct. 12, 1930.

Jean spent her early education in Edinburgh, Scotland, during World War II, where her parents were stationed with the British Army, and while there she developed a lifelong affection for the Scottish countryside, people and bagpipes.

Jean joined the Women’s Royal Navy Service and also rode racing bicycles for a cycling team in Chelmsford, Essex, England. She married Master Sgt. Donald V. Johnson, USAF, and they were stationed in several states, including Luke AFB, Arizona, and Bentwaters RAFB in Suffolk, England.

She had a most generous nature, and was a wonderful mother. She was willing to help everyone out whenever she could. She also had an uncanny knack for remembering what friends liked, usually sending a surprise package with their favorite item that they had merely mentioned in passing in a conversation, weeks, months or even years before.

Jean was predeceased by her husband and daughter Kelly of Oregon. She leaves behind son Kim of Hulls Cove; daughter Kasey of Cherryfield; daughter Kathy and son Kerry of Oregon; and son Kyle of North Carolina; grandchildren Haley and Emily of Cherryfield, and other grandchildren; great-granddaughter Lilly, and other great-grandchildren; sister Barbara and brother Harry in Arizona; nephew Michael in Virginia; niece Tammy in Virginia; nephews Trevor and Todd in Arizona; nieces Tina and Tracy in Arizona.

She loved dancing, antiques, gardening, fireplaces, English football, people and animals, especially her beloved English Mastiff “Tara” and Scottish Fold cat “Fraier.” People were always drawn to Jean, wanting to be around her and her beautiful smile and sense of humor, and most became lifelong friends.

I will miss her and think about her always, she truly was one of a kind, and the best big sister ever. Love, Barbara Crane, Glendale, Ariz.

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