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Dorothy Christine Johnson, age 78, of Rochelle, Texas passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 in Brownwood, Texas.  Christine was born April 4, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to Bob Henry Sharp and Mayanna (Yates) Sharp.  She grew up in Knickerbocker, near San Angelo.  She attended Southwest Texas State University.  She worked for the Travel and Information division of the Texas Department of Transportation for many years, retiring in 1982.  She proofed the articles published in the Texas Highways magazine and was featured in their first “Don’t Mess with Texas” commercial. 

She loved animals and had a natural, calming touch with them.  She raised and showed Pembroke Welsh Corgis and German Shepherd dogs.  She also loved salt water aquariums and would bring back new creatures from her visits to the coast for their aquarium at home.  She taught Tom to hunt and fish and she was just as comfortable outside hunting, fishing or training horses as she was dressed up at some event.  She also owned and operated an art gallery in Austin.  She lived in the Austin area for over 20 years, before moving to Buchanan, where she lived for 2 years.  She also bought, sold and trained horses. 

She met Miers Johnson at a horse sale and made an instant connection.  They were married in 1988 in Brady.  She was a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America and the American Paint Horse Association.  She was very active in the McCulloch County Helping Hands organization.  She served on the board for several years and also served as President.  She was always ready to help those in need.  Christmas was her favorite time of year.  She has lived in the Brady area since 1986.  She was an active member of the Rochelle Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Christine Johnson will be held at 10:00am Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady with Reverend Morris Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at the Rochelle Cemetery in Rochelle.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.  Friends may view Christine’s Memorial Video Tribute and/or sign her online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com.  Pallbearers will be Ross Johnson, Bob Moore, Joe Bob Moore, Bill Derrick, Chad Boykin and Mike Martin.

Christine is survived by her son Tom Ludlum and wife Diane of Gilmer, Texas; step-son Ross Johnson and wife Ann of Rochelle, Texas; step-daughter Holly Griffin and husband Kirk of Eldorado, Texas; brother Wayne Sharp and wife Linda of McLean, VA; grandchildren Jamie Nicole Ludlum and Amanda Peters; nephew Stephen Sharp and his wife Peggy and niece Cathy Sharp.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and step-daughter Suzie Byrne. 

Memorial contributions in memory of Christine Johnson may be made to West Texas Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 4077, San Angelo, Texas 76904-4077 or online at www.wtbr.org and/or the Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron, Dallas, Texas 75227 or online at www.tbmtx.org and/or the Rochelle Baptist Church, P. O. Box 126, Rochelle, Texas 76872.

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