Sharon Johnson

Obituary of Sharon Eileen Trimble Johnson

Sharon Eileen Trimble Johnson, 74, of State College, died this Christmas Eve, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born December 14, 1947, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late James Clayton Sr. and Betti Mae Crissey Trimble. On June 14, 1969 she married John G. Johnson, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John G. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Shana Pribesh of Norfolk, VA, and Andrew D. Johnson and his wife Margaret Pollard of Holliston, MA; one brother, James Clayton Trimble, Jr. and his wife Vicke of Honeybrook; and four grandchildren.

Sharon graduated from Coatesville High School in 1965. She earned her RN diploma from Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing in 1968, her BSN degree in nursing from Penn State University in 1986, and her MSN degree in nursing from Villanova University in 1991. She was very proud to work as a nursing administrator.

She was of the Episcopalian faith.

She loved nursing and mentored many nurses in their development. Sharon was unpretentious and principled. She took joy in her two sons and grandchildren. She loved flowers, music, math, cooking, needlepoint, and a good bourbon with a novel always at her side.

Her life was devoted to love, caring and giving. Many are blessed to have been part of her life for many decades.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Penn State University School of Nursing Scholarship Fund in memory of Sharon Johnson at

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