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Marin Independent Journal
14 Sept. 1993
Novato resident - Derrick Johnson of Novato died September 10, 1993 at Novato Community Hospital after a long illness. He was 30.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Mr. Johnson moved to Marin County as a child in 1967 and attended elementary and high school in Terra Linda.
In his teen-age years, Mr. Johnson competed in statewide tournaments with the Northern California Tennis Association and played on the Terra Linda High School tennis team.
After high school, he attended Dominican College in San Rafael and worked in retail sales.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Marin AIDS Advisory Commission and was a volunteer speaker in the local schools for the Marin AIDS Project.
He is survived by his mother, Odies Johnson of Novato, and his sister, Carmen Johnson of Dallas.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the The Lordís Church in Novato. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park.
The family suggests donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellan Ave., Corte Madera, 94925, or the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second Street, San Rafael, 94901.
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