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Claire Durrett Johnson

September 21, 1924 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 94)

Claire Durrett Johnson, 94, of Spotsylvania County, died on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.

Claire was born on September 21, 1924 to parents Robert and Annie Ashley Durrett.

Claire was a loving mother to her three sons and their families. She retired from VDOT after more than 38 years. Claire was a member of Zoan Baptist Church and several civic organizations including Elks Ladies Auxiliary, Loyal Order of the Moose, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Her favorite past time was attending local dances with friend, Bessie Kincer. Claire loved cooking and baking, especially at holidays when the extended family would gather together at her home.

Survivors include her sons Robert M. Johnson (Pat), R. Wayne Johnson (Lois), and Gary Johnson (Connie), all of Spotsylvania; four grandchildren Selena, Jessica, R.W., and Lyndsay Johnson; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph M. Johnson, Jr., former Spotsylvania County Sheriff.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 11 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom officiating. Interment will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Claire’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hughes Home for their loving care.

Donations may be made in Claire’s memory to Mary Washington Hospice.

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