July 8, 1952 ~ February 12, 2011
Johnson, Carol Ann, a 14 year resident of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Los Angeles, Texas, and Connecticut, Carol was 58 when she died. Carol was the loving mother of Anne Elizabeth and wife of Ken, who survive her and who will always miss her love, warmth, devotion, wit, and intelligence. Carol was an attorney, graduating with honors from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles in 1980, and graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in 1974. Carol worked in several prominent Los Angeles law firms, specializing in product liability defense, and for Suzuki Motors of America in Brea. Carol became a homemaker shortly after she married Ken on November 13, 1997, and was active in Annie's classroom and PTA, as well as in Ken's business developing residential properties. Carol is also survived by her mother Phyllis Adducci Stephenson of Vista, sister Rosemary Pfuhl, of Fallbrook, and her cousins Thomas Parker, of Chicago, and Mick Stambek, of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her father, Horace "Steve" Stephenson. A gathering of friends and family will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday, February 24, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates, on Saturday, February 26, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to Pt. Vicente Elementary School in Rancho Palos Verdes, in Carol's memory.
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