Graveside services for Charles J. Johnson, 94, of
Parma, who died Saturday, Aug. 17, in a Nyssa Ore.
nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday in the
The Rev. Roger Bierwagen of the
Church will officiate.
Services are under the
direction of the Lienkaemper Chapel of Nyssa,
Mr. Johnson was born April 12, 1891, in
LaGrange, Ill., to Theodore and Emma Johnson.
At about age 5, he
moved with his family to the Chinnock,
Wash., area and then, as a teenager, moved to the
area. As a young man,
he worked with his father as a carpenter and also worked as a
commercial (sic) fisherman on the Oregon coast around
married Ruth Russell in 1919 in Portland, Ore.
He then worked for the
Roswell Irrigation Company as a ditch rider, retiring from
that job in the 1940s. His
wife died in 1968. He
then married Lydia Jurries in 1970 in Parma.
She died in March.
enjoyed fishing and loved music.
is survived by one stepson, Loren "Larry" Jurries of
Parma; one brother, Jim Johnson of
Parma; two sisters, Agnes Dailey of
Portland, and Emma Johanson of Council;
and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist church in,.