Ervin C. "Sam" Johnson, 85, of Middleton, died Sunday, Dec.
24, 1995, at a Boise retirement center of natural causes.
Funeral services will
be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, at Dakan Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell. Mr.
Bill Free of the Church of Christ,
Caldwell, will officiate. Services
will conclude at the chapel and private interment will be at
the Middleton Cemetery.
born October 12, 1910, at Mulhall, Oklahoma,
a son of Robert and Mayme Johnson.
He married Rachel
Rardin in Napa,
California, on September 28, 1932.
They lived in various
places in Oklahoma, California, Oregon and in
Idaho, where he was the manager of
the Black Canyon Irrigation District for several years.
Upon retirement they
moved to Middleton, Idaho,
where he was residing at the time of death.
"Sam' spent many years
in ill health and had endured many surgeries and was always
brave in his quest to recover.
One of his greatest joys was to have his children and
grandchildren gather for family get-togethers.
He truly loved his
He was a member of the Caldwell Church of Christ.
He loved the church
and the other members of the congregation and rarely missed
Survivors include his wife, Rachel; one son and
daughter-in-law, James E. and Brenda Johnson; three daughters
and one son-in-law, Margie McGee, Shirley and Melvin Landers,
and Wanda Pierson; fifteen grandchildren, Vicki McIntire, Beth
Camero, Kathy Haynes, Mary McGee, Greg Clopton, David Clopton,
Karma Dorbrusky, Brian John son, Gina Bosch, Josh Johnson,
Kris Johnson, Diane Atkinson, Donna Gabbitas, Dan Pierson, and
Julie Pearson; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon
Johnson; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Lora and Bill
Hunt, Lenora Moore, and Louise Longden, all of Oklahoma.
preceded in death by his parents and two brothers,
and Glenn Johnson.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Youth
Organization at the Church
of Christ, Caldwell, Idaho,
or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dakan