Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

Edward and Barbara Johnson Endowment for Education and Community

…a tribute to lives well lived.

If you were lucky enough to walk through the kitchen door at 269 West Montana St. in Pasadena, you would have entered the home of Edward and Barbara “Bobbie” Johnson.

A busy household with six children, Edward Henry Johnson who owned his own business, Ed’s Rubbish Service, left for work at 5 am.  Barbara got the children off to school, oversaw the household, and helped run the business.  Their hard work was an example to their children who were raised in Pasadena.  There were two rules – you went to church and you went to college.

Later, when the kids were grown, Barbara would return to complete her own education at Cal State Los Angeles, graduating with a BA in 1983.  She worked as a teacher’s aide for PUSD where she herself had attended school.

As a family, the Johnsons were actively engaged in the community through their neighborhood, the Methodist church, the kids’ schools, scouting, and sports.  As a couple they were committed to each other and enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

Friends and family created the Edward and Barbara Johnson Endowment for Education and Community to honor and continue the values in which they believed.  Grants from the fund will support the work of nonprofit organizations in the greater Pasadena area.

Created 2008

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