|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1915|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2012|
Iris Johnson Bozorth joined her husband in heaven on February 14, 2012 after a brief illness at her residence in Powhatan County. She was married for 59 years to John Clyde Bozorth, who died in 2000. Iris was also preceded in death by her parents, Muriel Christian and John Pegram Johnson of Richmond; a sister, Muriel Christian Howell of Richmond; and a brother, John Pegram Johnson Jr. of Bethesda, Md. She is survived by her children, Mary H. Bozorth and J. Christian Bozorth of Richmond and Iris J. Bozorth of Petersburg, as well a nine first cousins. Iris was born in Richmond in 1915, lived on West Avenue and graduated from Saint Catherine's School in 1933, where she was known for seeing the funny side of everything. She was also a most considerate and loyal friend. After St. Catherine's, Iris attended King-Smith Studio School of Creative Arts in Washington, D.C. While at school she became friends with a classmate, who was from Bermuda. After graduation, Iris traveled by boat to Bermuda to visit with her friend, whose family owned Gosling Brothers, Ltd., a rum manufacturer. Iris met her future husband at a dance in Richmond. In May of 1940 her mother and she traveled to Manila, The Philippines, where she married Mr. Bozorth, for he was working there for The Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, which was headquartered in Richmond. (More followed.)
Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch, 2/16/2012.
John Pegram Johnson (1889 - 1980)
Muriel Christian Johnson (1896 - 1984)
John Clyde Bozorth (1911 - 2000)*
Plot: Section C, lot 2.
Created by: Rich Dohm
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
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