Jonnie Johnson Gove, age 69, passed away on January 8, 2022 surrounded by her family.
She was born to the late Robert and Harriet Johnson in New Jersey, raised in Medford Lakes, she married the late John Steven Gove with whom she shared four children. She graduated from Lenape High School in 1970 and earned a degree in Biology from Stockton State College. She was a stay-at-home mother who then went on to work as a reptile curator at the Cape May County Zoo and as a Park Ranger at the Big Cypress National Park in Florida as well as many other stops along her journey. Jonnie was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind many beautiful memories.
Survivors include her daughter Karyn Jennifer Daily and spouse Brian Daily, her son Wesley Steven Gove and spouse Shannon Gove, her son Brian Robert Gove and spouse Lauren Gove and her son John Christopher Gove and partner Rachel Gahs; sister Judy Johnson Ord; and her seven grandchildren Lily Gove, Lucy Gove, Jude Gove, Maeve Daily, Scarlett Gove, Patrick Gove and Jack Gove.
A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Friday afternoon, January 14th at one o'clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from twelve noon until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation (Jonnie was a beneficiary of this generous foundation).