Looking for first husband of Eunice Loretta Shanahan

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I am trying to figure out the details of my maternal grandmother's first husband. She was born Eunice Loretta Shanahan (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shanahan-343), and I know she married a man between the 1940's/1950's with the surname Johnson. She died with the name Eunice Loretta Hengeveld. She and her ex-husband had quite a few children together, but I don't know anything about the first husband. If anyone can find more information about Eunice and especially her first husband, I would be most appreciative!
WikiTree profile: Eunice Hengeveld
in Genealogy Help by Ev Johns G2G Crew (650 points)
Do you know what state, county and or city Eunice was living in when she married?

Can the year of her first marriage be narrowed down from 1940-1959?
I unfortunately do not. She has lived in Minnesota, Montana, and Washington, so likely one of those.

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So, I found a tree on Ancestry which claims that Eunice married a man named Vernon Rodney Johnson, 1926-2007. The tree claims they had 6 kids, 5 boys and 1 girl. (2 deceased). I will send you a PM with the link - they seem to be a Shanahan descendant.

ETA: Looks like theres a Johnson-side tree as well. Will also PM you that.
by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 8 (82.8k points)
selected by Ev Johns
Yes!! She has another relative named Vernon, probably named after him! I think that's it. Thank you so much!
Name: Eunice L Johnson
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1954
Street address: 3207 Pine
Residence Place: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Spouse: Vernon R Johnson
Publication Title: San Luis Obispo, California, City Directory, 1954; database and digital images, "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995," Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011 ({{Ancestry Record|2469|259957590}}: accessed 17 December 2018).

Name: Vernon Rodney Johnson
[Vernon R Johnson] 
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1926
Birth Place: Templeton S, California
Death Date: 13 Jul 2007
Father: Harry R Johnson
Mother: Loa V Bland
SSN: 562245196
Notes: May 1941: Name listed as VERNON RODNEY JOHNSON; 25 Jul 2007: Name listed as VERNON R JOHNSON


Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007; database, "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015 ({{Ancestry Record|60901|47540664}}: accessed 17 December 2018).                   


I also found two photos from her high school yearbook. Do you want them? Her nickname was "Shannie." Her ambition was to learn how to fly.
Name: Vernon Johnson
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1926
Death Date: 12 Jul 2007
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 9 Mar 1943
Release Date 1: 4 Nov 1945

Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; database, Ancestry.com. "U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010," Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011 ({{Ancestry Record|2441|13404224}}.

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Couldn’t find her on Findmypast
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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Name: Eunice L Johnson
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 37
Birth Date: abt 1925
Birth Place: Minnesota, USA
Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1962
Marriage Place: Whatcom, Washington, USA
Spouse: Gerrit Hengeveld

Source Information     

Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives; database and digital images, "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013," Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012 ({{Ancestry Record|2378|904714135}}: accessed 17 December 2018): citing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington.

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (524k points)

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