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.
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
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
He is survived by his wife of Oregon Side; one
daughter, Valerie Ann Chadwick,
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.
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
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.