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Information for Karel/Charles Johan Johnson

12 April, 1891 - 17 August, 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

August, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles Johnson

    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 Roswell Cemetery.   The Rev. Roger Bierwagen of the Parma Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Lienkaemper Chapel of Nyssa, Ore.
    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 Parma 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 Astoria.  
    He 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.
    He enjoyed fishing and loved music.
    He 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,. Parma.

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