Anne M. Collison Johnson

Profile Updated: August 15, 2009
Anne M. Collison
Residing In: Des Moines, IA USA
Spouse/Partner: Paul Johnson
Occupation: retired
Children: Janna Johnson Allen
grandchildren: Grace and Noah
Yes! Attending Reunion

Life is good. We returned to our Des Moines home in 2004 following four years in Stockton, CA (where I reconnected with Sandra Butler Smith -see below). U of Pacific was a post-retirement job for Paul - he was construction project manager for a number of major campus buildings - and later the
University hired me as asst. alumni director. I started and hosted the alumni travel program resulting in some nice trips for us and lots of new CA friends.

But Des Moines has been our real home for over 40 years. Our daughter, Janna, was born in 1972 (now a pharmacist with Blue Cross of KC, married and mother of two). My career included almost 20 years as editor for PEO International followed by 10 years at Iowa State U in University Advancement. Paul spent most of his career at Drake University. Now we are retired, travel a lot and enjoy friends and family.

Correction - three daughters:
Note about Sandra Butler Smith - Sas died of an asthma attack in 2002. I had dinner with her a short time before - she was fine then, recently retired and looking forward to new projects. Her death was a shock to everyone. Sas was well known as a very respected California Judge (San Joaquin County) and advocate for abused children. Her books on child abuse are still available. A building in Stockton is named in her honor. Her death was front page news in Stockton and Sacramento papers. Sas had three daughters and was divorced.

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May 07, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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May 06, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Welcome to the eighties club. Hope that you had a very good day.

May 07, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Happy 80th Birthday Anne, actually I already had mine last Year but I did Graduate with the Class in 1959, my Family had just come to America in 1957 from Germany I was encouraged
to go to Highschool although I did not speak much English, lol. But I had a good time and You where all so wonderful. Hope to see You at our next Reunion. Erika

May 07, 2021 at 9:31 AM

Have a great birthday today. Hope all is well with you.

May 07, 2021 at 4:33 AM
May 07, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Hope that you have a good birthday. Stay safe and stay well.

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May 07, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Hope that your birthday is a good one.

May 07, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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May 03, 2018 at 11:30 PM

Just want wish you a early happy birthday and hope all with you and your family.
Saint 2018.

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May 07, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Happy Birthday, Anne. I hope you are enjoying this special day!

May 07, 2015 at 4:33 AM
May 04, 2015 at 11:13 PM

Have a great Year Anne, we never knew each other well but I enjoyed visiting with you and your husband and Diana at our last reunion.

May 03, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Have a great birthday Anne.
Larry St. John

May 07, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Happy Birthday, Anne! It doesn't seem possible that we are getting to be the ages we are but I hope we both enjoy many more birthdays. I'm still in Colorado and love living in the mountains. Like so many places in the country, we have had a very snowy, cold winter but then, we thrive on the snow out here. However, I am now looking forward to some beautiful summer months and weather. Hope to see you this Fall at the reunion.


May 04, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Here is an early Happy Birthday wish! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and year ahead!