In Memory of
John and Dorothy Bohannon
H.E.L.P. dedicates this memorial page to the Bohannons for their life of service to others. We are grateful for the generous bequest received from the Bohannan Trust in support of H.E.L.P.’s programs and services for older adults, facilitated by their lifelong friends and Trustees, Ann and David Buxton. John passed away January 10, 2021 at the age of 95. Dorothy was 93 when she died on April 20, 2020. They both led long and fruitful lives in which concern for the welfare of others and our environment was uppermost on their life agenda.
The Bohannons should be remembered as caregivers to their beloved community. In addition to H.E.L.P., they gave generously to the South Coast Botanic Gardens, The Neighborhood Church, and The Palos Verdes Senior Center, along with several others.
Both Dorothy and John worked at the South Coast Botanic Gardens as faithful volunteers for over 40 years; Dorothy with her hands in the soil, John on the Board of Directors and as President of the Foundation. They were both active in and dedicated to the Neighborhood Church, where Dorothy gave many hours as a member of the Flower Guild and worked on their very popular holiday Homes Tour.
In addition to their volunteer service, John worked for Mobil Oil for over 30 years and Dorothy worked as a secretary for several companies. They were a very interesting couple who shared an appreciation for lifelong learning and adventure. They traveled to Europe together many times, where they enjoyed collecting Wedgwood, which filled their lovely home in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Through their generous bequest, H.E.L.P. will be able to carry out the Bohannon’s intent that other seniors will receive the assistance they need in confronting aging issues and benefit from continued learning through the Bohannon Community Education Program.
The Bohannons will be remembered by H.E.L.P. and all who knew them as
VERY GOOD AND GENEROUS People!