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Remembering Mary Johnson

Friends and Family celebrate the life of Mary Johnson
Mary Tucker Johnson
Mark Johnson

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - We celebrated the life of one of our inspiring colleagues on Saturday.

When COVID-19 changed the way churches held services, Mary Johnson was instrumental in bringing Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara to viewers.

For decades, Mary Tucker Johnson worked in production and sales at KEYT.

Johnson was also a transplant survivor who never complained.

She defied the odds and considered the birth of her daughter Trista a miracle.

Trista is now a Newbury Park senior and volleyball player.

She is the original "Gooder."

Gooder is how she referred to all her friends' children.

Mary's husband Mark is pretty sure Mary coined the word.

She was also known for saying, "Life is delicious, eat it up."

Her loved ones called her a "prayer warrior."

She believed the glass was overflowing, rather than half-full.

She was born April 26, 1965, and passed away on March 12, 2021, after a brief illness.

Mary Johnson will always be remembered for encouraging others to enjoy life the way she did.

Health / Lifestyle / Santa Barbara - South County / Ventura County / What's Right
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Tracy Lehr

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