Rose Ann Johnson, 84, of Virginia Beach, left this life to be with our lord on Monday, November 4, 2013. Born November 18, 1928 in Cherokee, Iowa; she was preceded by the death of her husband, Bernard R. Bucky Johnson. She is survived by her son Brien, her daughter in law Melissa and two grandchildren Colin and Laura. She is also survived by 3 children from her husband’s previous marriage, Lorraine, Cynthia and Craig.
Rose Ann had a rewarding 35 year career in the Federal Government in the Washington, D.C. area where she raised her family. She originally moved to Washington in 1949 to work for the Honorable Senator Guy Gillete D Iowa. She remained at the US Capitol for over 20 years working for different members of the Senate as well as the Sergeant of Arms. In 1970 she was appointed as the congressional liaison to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She was assigned by HUD to assist in developing the National Flood Insurance Program in the early 70’s. In 1979 until her retirement in 1984, she worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach on Thursday from 5 – 6:30 pm. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing in the chapel. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com