Funeral services for Dr. Ray A. Johnson, 87, of
Nampa, who died Thursday, Jan. 30, at
home, will be conducted at 11 am. Monday at the Alsip Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Housh, pastor of the Nampa
assisted by the Rev. Clare Willcuts, chaplain of Sunnyridge
Manor. Chapel rites
will follow in the Building of Reverence
at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Johnson, a retired dentist, was born Sept. 6, 1898, in
Archie C. and Effie May Johnson.
He was the eldest of
three children, a brother, Earl, and a sister, Ferne.
The family farmed in
until moving to
in 1907, where they homesteaded a farm in the Sunny Slope
area. He graduated
from Caldwell High School
in 1917. He then
attended the University of Idaho and while there was inducted into
the Army Officer's Training Unit with which he was involved
for a short time. He
then returned to Caldwell
and attended the College
of Idaho before going on to
University in Omaha, Neb.,
where he graduated in 1924 with a D.D.S. degree.
He married Iverna
Brown on July 27, 1923, at Caldwell.
After his graduation
in 1924, he and his wife made their home in
Nampa, where he practiced dentistry
until his retirement in 1967.
He was an active member of the Nampa United First
Methodist Church, the state Dental Association, where he
served as president one year and as secretary for 10 years,
and the Nampa Kiwanis Club, where he served as president and
also held a record for 55 years of perfect attendance.
He was also a member
and past master of the Nampa Masonic Lodge #29 A.F. and A.M.
He is survived by his wife, of Nampa: a son, Dale Johnson of Portland. Ore.;
a sister, Mrs. Ferne Halliday of Nampa:
three grandsons, Stephen and Larry Johnson of
Eugene, Ore., and Brett Johnson of Portland;
a granddaughter, Arleigh Santoro of
Portland; four great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.