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 Velma Jane <I>McKim</I> Johnson

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Velma Jane McKim Johnson

  • Birth 21 Sep 1898 Worth County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 1988 Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Burial Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 6077243

Velma was the daughter of Alfred Hiram McKim and Cora Ellen Fullerton. She married Charles "Crofford" Johnson on Nov. 28, 1912 in Oklahoma City, OK. No children were born to this union.

Velma was a tall woman of about 5' 10" and played basketball in her youth. Her team was set to go to Germany to play in the Olympics, but the team was disqualified at the last moment on a technicality.

Velma was the quiet, thoughtful, introspective, and perceptive member of the McKim family. She had a great fondness for cats and black Minx cats were her favorite breed. She wrote poetry, quilted, and was an excellent cook, running a catering business out of her home. She also owned and operated a hotel in San Bernardino with her sister Esther for a time. Both Velma and her sister were members of the Magnolia Rebekah Lodge #94 and the Sarah Rebekah Lodge 364 in Fontana and they were active members of their church. She had a deep love of family and was interested and excited about preserving and documenting her family history. Velma's foresight for saving family letters and other family memorabilia has been a treasure for our family genealogists. She is responsible for spearheading my genealogy work and research. She also gave me her antique bedroom set that she bought at auction from the estate of Mary Pickford!

Velma is buried with her husband Crofford Johnson. Her sister Esther and husband Victor Clay are at the head of her grave.



  • Created by: KRW
  • Added: 8 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6077243
  • KRW
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Velma Jane McKim Johnson (21 Sep 1898–23 Mar 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6077243, citing Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .