David Scott Johnson

Date of Birth

October 1, 1932

Date of Death

March 21, 2009

City of Death

Santa Barbara

David Scott Johnson, 76, was born October 1, 1932 in Boston, MA to Francis Leonard and Edna Scott Johnson and died peacefully March 21, 2009, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He grew up an avid hockey and baseball player in So. Weymouth, MA and graduated with a BA in business administration and a BS in accounting from Northeastern University. In his forties, he earned an MS in computer science/electrical engineering from the University of CA Santa Barbara. Dave enjoyed several successful career ventures including Head Accountant at Infrared Industries and Chief Financial Officer for the Apollo Space Program; starting an early computer-based accounting service (Electronic Financial Control Service-EFCS) and working as a certified financial consultant.

Dave had a zest for life and a deep appreciation of nature. He was passionate about spending time in the wilderness with his family: canoeing, back-packing, hiking, fishing, and diving as well as down-hill and cross-country skiing. He also enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening, tending his avocado, orange, and lemon orchard, and attending musical and opera performances. He and his wife, Mary Ann, celebrated life through world travel by visiting many wonderful and exotic places including Africa, the South Pacific, Europe and South America.

A loving, proud and gentle husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Jordan; Gail Tucker, former wife and mother of his three daughters, Christina Johnson (partner David Clark, grandchildren Eko Myers, Tiu Myers, Sunny Martinez, great grandson Ean Myers), Bonnie Murphy (husband Steve Murphy, grandson Finn) and Lisa Christian (granddaughter Rose Christian and step grandchildren Terra Christian and Ira Christian); and his step daughters Andrea Lommen (husband Steve Carlson, step granddaughters Rose and Xyla) and Kate Lommen Hickey (husband Peter Hickey and step granddaughter Adelaide).

A celebration of Dave’s love of life and nature will be held out-of-doors at the family home in Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Please RSVP to (805) 682-2606. Donations in his memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, USA.


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