Information for LaVall Gwilliam Johnson

15 September, 1912 - 3 November, 1984

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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LaVall Johnson

    Services for LaVall Gwilliam "Val" Johnson, 72, of Oregon Side, near Weiser, who died Saturday, Nov. 3, at Boise, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Weiser LDS Stake Center.  Bishop Mark Anderson will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.
    He was born Sept. 15, 1912, at Nampa, to Cyrus LaVall and Maude Elizabeth Gwilliam Johnson.  He attended schools in Nampa, Caldwell, and LaGrande.  His working life began at the age of 13, and he was engaged in the sheep industry for 55 years.  He worked first for his parents, for two years, then for Andy Little at Emmett for two years.  For 51 years, he worked for John Stringer of Nyssa, and became foreman there in 1937.
    He married Mary Louise Barton June 19, 1942, at Caldwell.  Their marriage was sealed Nov. 1, 1980, in the Ogden, LDS Temple.  For several years, he took his family wherever his work took him, but in 1948, when the children had to be in school, they settled in the Oregon Side in the Annex District where they still reside.  He enjoyed camping with the family, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the LDS church and held the office of High Priest at the time of his death.
    He is survived by his wife of Oregon Side; one daughter, Valerie Ann Chadwick, Springfield, Va.; three sons, Cy and Sam Johnson, both of Boise, Bob Johnson of Weiser; four sisters, Della Harris of Caldwell, Beth Whitney of Caldwell, Maude Gifford of Ports Hill, Calif., and Marge Bachman, Boise; three brothers, Derral Johnson of Moses Lake, Wash., Lafe Johnson of Parma, Bill Johnson of Nampa; eight granddaughters, six grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, three brothers and sa sister.
    Friends may call at Thomason Funeral Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
    memorials may be made to the Boise and Treasure Valley Alzheimer Disease Association, 1906 Vista Ave., Boise, 83705, or to Memorial Hospital, 645 E. Fifth, Weiser, 83672.


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