Nancy Ann Johnson was born September 23, 1947, in Santa Monica, California, to parents Orvis E. Pealer and Wanda L. Mauck.
She was involved with Job’s Daughters of Bethel #125 in Los Angeles, CA.
She attended schooling at Westwood Elementary, Emerson Junior High, University High (class of 1965), and Santa Monica City College for 2 years where she obtained her associate’s degree in accounting.
She met her beloved husband of 50 years, Cortland Johnson, at work and they were married shortly afterward on November 1, 1969.
They had three children, Russell, Jennifer, and Courtney.
She returned to school and attended Cal State Fullerton where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in special education.
They bought property in Oakhurst in 1990 and finished building a house in April 1993. They resided in Oakhurst since then.
That same year they started their alpaca business, which they sold handmade products made from the animals’ fiber (wool).
Nancy taught special education at Rata High for seven years and at Mariposa High for 13 years, totaling 21 years before she retired in 2012.
She loved to crochet her well-known alpaca felted hats and other products from the alpaca business, spend time with her grandchildren. She also loved to spend time outside in the garden or ranch and travel the world with her husband and children.
She passed away on September 8, 2021, losing her 6-year battle of ovarian cancer.
Preceded in death by both parents, daughter Jennifer (2015), and husband Cortland (2019).
She is survived by her younger brothers O. Gary Pealer (spouse Lelah) and Richard L. Pealer (spouse Ruth); son Russell (spouse Yvonne); daughter Courtney (fiancée Dewey); grandchildren Jennifer, Evelyn, Christian, Johannah, Felicia, Hunter, Mavis, and Lillianna; nieces Samantha (spouse Rick), Shayna (spouse Mary), Randi (spouse Randall), and Rorie. She also leaves behind her beloved best friend of 70 years, Dorothy Balisok.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your organization of choice.
A celebration of life for Nancy will be held March 27th at 11 a.m. at North Fork Town Hall. Potluck to follow.