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Claudia Murray Johnson

February 8, 1951 - May 27, 2019

Claudia Murray Johnson, age 68, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 8, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Byard and Dorothy (Bennett) Cherrix. Claudia was a graduate of William Penn High School. She worked with the University of Delaware until her retirement after over 25 years of service.  After her retirement, Claudia dedicated her time to her family. She could often be found in the kitchen baking her famous chocolate chip cookies or tending to her garden. Claudia was very creative and loved quilting, knitting and crafting. She loved and enjoyed Christmastime, Disney, all things Mickey Mouse, and trips to the beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Most of all, Claudia loved being a grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Claudia was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wayne Johnson. She is survived by her children, Janene K. Ebaugh (Eric) of Bear, DE and Shannon M. Dunn (Jonathan) of Smyrna, DE; grandchildren, Delaney Ebaugh, Roman Ebaugh, Lachlan Dunn and Sebastian Dunn; and brothers, Ronald W. Murray (Deborah), Kenneth W. Murray and Steven M. Cherrix.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claudia’s memory to Exceptional Care for Children, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • I was terribly saddened to hear of Claudia’s passing. She was a truly beautiful lady with a bright smile and glowing love for her family. She will always be an angel in Heaven, guiding and loving her grandchildren throughout their lives.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with both your mother and father at Dupont before they were married and my husband and I attended their wedding. I had not seen them in years but we did reconnect on Facebook. We had some great times at the Odd Fellows building while working for DuPont. I was shocked to hear of your fathers passing last year and am just as shocked to hear of your mothers. Please accept our most sincere condolences. God bless you all.

  • She will be missed

  • RIP Claudia.

  • May you find comfort in knowing your parents are together again. Love you you both.❤❤

  • I have known Claudia for most of my life. We both lived in Jefferson Farms and of course went to school together. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace and comfort for your families. God Bless. Linda (Warrington) Keen

  • Janine and Shannon,

    I’d like to express my sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Arline Gulli

  • Dear Janene and Shannon,

    We are shocked and saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. There are so many fun memories of times at Maple Valley and NewArk High with both your parents. Remember all those pool parties when the parents were sillier than the kids and you were all so embarrassed by our antics? I am sure they are both smiling down on you and your families. Eventually I hope you can think back on them with a smile on your face.

  • Claudia and I worked together for several years at the University of Delaware. She was always so very helpful to me. Claudia was kind and considerate and we found many occasions to laugh together. We became friends and stayed in touch when she moved to another department at the University. We even stayed in touch after I left the University. It has been many years since I was last in touch with Claudia, but she is one of those people who you never forget – who makes a lasting impression. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing and convey my deepest sympathies to her family.

  • Janene and Shannon your Mom was a wonderful lady, we had some great times together, she will be missed deeply. She was always smiling and knew how to keep you laughing. I remember the vacation when we went to Georgia together(what a crazy time!) She was really proud of her two daughters. May she rest in peace

  • Claudia will hold a special place in my heart. She was always up for anything fun and loved being around family and friends.
    Her quilt making was extraordinary and her baking set her apart as one of the best. Will miss her smile and laughter. G-d bless.

  • Dear Janene, Shannon and Family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your wonderful mother. She was many things to many people; mother, wife, mother in law, sister, sister in law, grandmother and friend who was loved deeply. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. So many stories, so many memories. Velina Britton and Family

  • Dear Janine and Shannon, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in sympathy, concern and love. You are both too young to have lost both parents. I pray and hope that fun memories of times you shared with them will help you through the tough times. Madalyn ❤️🙏🏻

  • Dear Janene and Eric Ebaugh and children,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew your mother (& MIL) only from high school. But I remember that she was always kind and friendly and smiled a lot. She really did not look much different then, as compared to the picture of her you posted…kind and happy. I will be away on the 14th and don’t anticipate attending her service. Hold tight to your wonderful memories, Our Lord, and that many are praying for courage and comfort for your family at this difficult time, and in the days and years to come. When both your parents are gone, everything is different. My heart will surely be with you Friday morning.

  • When I first started with DuPont at the Dupont Country Club, I worked with Claudia. I remember her as a kind and caring person. She trained me on a number of jobs and was patient with all. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • I just learned of Claudia‘s passing. She was truly a kind soul and will be greatly missed by friends and family. Our prayers travel with her as she moves through the heavens.