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Information for David G. Johnson

14 March, 1936 - 17 December, 1984

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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David Johnson

    Services for David G. Johnson, 48, of Caldwell, who died Monday, Dec. 17, in a Caldwell hospital of injuries received in an industrial accident, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
    Officiating will be the Rev. John Sinclair of the First Christian Church, Caldwell. Interment be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Caldwell under the direction of of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Johnson was born March 14, 1936, in Meridian to Claude and Naomi Johnson.  He attended Meridian High School and graduated in 1953.  He then attended Idaho State University and majored in welding and metallurgy.  He was employed by a farm equipment manufacturing firm in Boise for six years.
    In 1961 he entered into a partnership and started Ace Supply Inc. in Caldwell, an international supplier of specialized farm equipment.  He married Dorothy Baker, Feb. 16, 1974, in Winnemucca, Nev.
    Mr. Johnson was active in community affairs in Caldwell and enjoyed hobbies of flying, antique car and truck collecting, and supporting tractor pull ompetitions.
    He was past president of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce; and founder of the Treasure Valley American Truck Historical Society.
    He was a member of the Nampa Elk's Lodge 1389, Caldwell Toastmasters, Caldwell Rotary Club, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and served as advisor to the Small Business Administration, and had been named Idaho Small Business Person of the Year by the advisory council of the S.B.A. in 1980.  He was an avid supporter of the Canyon County Fair and the area 4-H Clubs and the Owyhee Motorcycle Club.
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a son, Mike Johnson of Nampa; two daughters, Sherry Johnson of Nampa and Connie Freckleton of Boise: a stepdaughter. Sandra How of Nampa: three stepsons, Randy Baker, Dan Baker, and Marty Baker, all of Nampa; two brothers, C. Frank Johnson of Meridian and Donald Johnson of Nampa; a sister, Betty Henderickson of Pocatello; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a stepmother, Venda Johnson of Boise; two uncles, Arlie Johnson and Paul Anderson; an aunt, Juanita Weatherby; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a sister.
    Memorials may be made to the David Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the College of Idaho in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, 83606.

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