Guy Johnson

Date of Birth

September 13th, 1946

Date of Death

November 9th, 2018

Memorial Meeting

San Francisco Friends Meeting


Guy H. Johnson

September 13, 1946 - November 9, 2018

Guy H. Johnson was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 13, 1946, son of Wade H. Johnson and Jessie Cozelia Martin. Guy graduated from the University of Missouri with an MA in Geography. He first taught at Edinburgh State College followed by a two-year stint as a civilian teacher in the US Navy. He then served in the Peace Corps from 1976 to 1978, teaching in Malaysia. He moved to San Francisco in 1978 and worked for Pacific Telephone for about 20 years. Guy had been a member of Metropolitan Community Church, but relinquished that membership before applying to San Francisco Friends Meeting. His membership with SF Meeting was approved on September 13, 1981.

Guy had many years of service with our Meeting, including with the Newsletter Committee, as representative to the SF Council of Churches. attending various interfaith events, on Property & Finance Committee, and on Library Committee. For a time Guy served as our Building Manager.

Guy was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and enjoyed dressing in medieval costume for events, some of which he sewed himself.

Guy had not attended our Meeting for the past few years, but never wanted to relinquish his membership. He followed our actions through our newsletter, made regular financial contributions both to the Meeting and to various individual projects, and visited regularly with a few Meeting members, especially Larry Pettit and Bruce Folsom. Guy died on November 9, 2018 at the age of 72.