In Memoriam  


Beth DePue Johnson
Class of 1955

 CHESAPEAKE - Beth DePue Johnson, 72, of the 4200 block of Nina Drive, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 in her residence, surrounded by her family, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. 12, 1937 in Olympia, Wash., Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Lee Johnson; and her father, Vernon H. DePue. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Florence D. DePue; two daughters, Wendi Lynn Allison and husband Walter, and Susie Johnson Whitley and husband Dan; her son, Michael "Jike" Johnson and wife Carol; a brother, Alton DePue and wife Jackie Drew; five grandchildren, Stephen, Kasey, Kendell, Sam, and Hannah; and one great- grandchild, Ryan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 29, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial of her cremains will be private at a later date in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the residence immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 28, 2010