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Information for Fred William Johnson

5 August, 1903 - 29 August, 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Fred Johnson

    Services for Fred W. Johnson, 82, of Wilder, who died Thursday, Aug. 29, in a Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.  Interment will follow in the Wilder Cemetery.
    Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 5, 1903, in Douglas County, Mo., the son of Sirene and Cora Johnson, where he was raised.  He married Pearly Morris in 1921 at Ava., Mo.  They lived in Missouri until 1943 when they moved to Portland, Ore.  They then moved to Idaho for a short time before returning to Missouri.  In 1948, they returned to Idaho, where they farmed at Wilder for many years.
    He was ordained to the ministry in 1933 and pastored in various churches, including Parma Missionary Baptist Church for 10 to 12 years.  Mrs. Johnson died June 18, 1984.  He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Wilder.
    He is survived by two sons, Cecil Johnson of Wilder and Plais Johnson of Parma; five daughters, Deloice Lattion of Lebanon, Ore., Fleta Roper of Wilder, Lorene Counts of St. Clair, Mo., Loretta Montague of Weiser and Bonnie Dobyns of Gillette, Wyo.; one brother, Mason Johnson of Willow Springs, Mo.; four sisters, Clearcy Johnson of Wilder, Elsie Collins of Parma, Zella Davis of Willow Springs, and Gertie Davis of Caldwell; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Heart Association in care of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.
    Friends may call at the chapel in Caldwell today from 5 to 9 p.m.

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