Services for David G. Johnson, 48, of Caldwell, who died Monday, Dec. 17, in a
hospital of injuries received in an industrial accident, will
be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Jewett Auditorium at the
of Idaho in Caldwell.
Officiating will be the Rev. John Sinclair of the First
Christian Church, Caldwell. Interment be at Hillcrest Cemetery,
the direction of of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
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
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
Mr. Johnson was active in community affairs in
and enjoyed hobbies of flying, antique car and truck
collecting, and supporting tractor pull ompetitions.
was past president of the Caldwell Chamber of
Commerce; and founder of the Treasure Valley American Truck
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.
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.
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,