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Third-oldest Living Resident of California Passed Away at 111

On her 110th birthday. (Photo by: Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee) Activity director Denise French holds a birthday cake for Doris Johnson who is celebrating her 110th birthday at Covenant Living in Turlock Calif., on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

It is with a heavy heart that LongeviQuest has confirmed the passing of the third-oldest validated living resident of California, Doris Johnson, at the age of 111. The only two residents of California confirmed to be older than Mrs, Johnson are Edie Ceccarelli and Pearl Berg, who are are 115 and 113 years old, respectively.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Turlock, California, USA, on 6 November 1911, to parents Gunnard Emanuel and Anna Marie Wickstrom. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1929 and had worked as a nurse during her life.

In 1936, she married Martin Edward Wedin, but the two had no children.

On her 110th birthday. (Photo by: Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee)
On her 110th birthday.
(Photo by: Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee)

She remarried in 1987 to Donald Ernest Johnson and the couple travelled together around the country.

She was a devoted member of Beulah Covenant Church and her love for Jesus was evident in her daily life.

Doris Johnson passed away at the Covenant Living of Turlock Care Home on 18 May 2023, at the age of 111 years old.

LongeviQuest offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends.

For more information, please visit Doris Johnson’s Directory Profile here.

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