Deanna Johnson, 70, died Oct. 10, 2013, after a long a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born and raised in Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean Iles Bowler and Joan Becker Bowler; and her brother, Jimmy.
She is survived by her children, Chris Johnson and Paige Johnson-O’Donnell; her grandchildren, Mary and Grace Johnson and Riley and Gregory O’Donnell; her loving husband, Richard LeGassick; and many LeGassick stepchildren and grandchildren.
Deanna was a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona. She married her first husband (Greg) and raised her family in Manhattan Beach where she worked as a laboratory technician at South Bay Hospital. In 1983 she followed her dreams to the Sierra where she lived and worked in Mono (June Lake) and Inyo (Bishop) counties as a therapist and was co-founder of the non-profit organization, the Eastern Sierra Family Resource Center.
For the last eight years she lived in Carpinteria where she was surrounded by loving family and where she was best known as “Gummy.” Deanna will always be remembered as adventurous, a “Mountain Mama” and most of all a loving mother and grandmother.
In lieu of flowers Deanna requested that donations be made in her honor to Assisted Home Hospice of Santa Barbara.