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Information for Robert L. Johnson

7 January, 1941 - 15 September, 1994

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

18 September, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Robert Johnson

    Robert L. "Bob" Johnson, 53, of Nampa, died of Friday, Sept. 16, 1994, at a Boise hospital from injuries sustained in a truck accident on Thursday, Sept. 15, 1994.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 1994, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Rev. Roy A. Litsey, pastor of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  Interment with military honors by the U.S. Navy in Boise will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Robert L. "Bob" Johnson was born on Jan. 7, 1941, in Boise.  He was reared and educated in Marsing.  In 1959 he joined the U.S. Navy and in 1979 completed 20 years of exemplary naval service.  His accomplishments included attainment of the rank of Senior Chief Radio man, and successfully served in positions of leadership and significant responsibility.  
    He held positions aboard destroyers, communication stations, and training and combined NATO staffs.  He married Leonila Sendon on July 17, 1971 in Hawaii.  Following his retirement from the Navy he and his family made their home in Boise.  He completed his MBA as an extension of a B.S. Degree in human Resources earned while in the Navy from University of the State of New York.  Bob received a B.S. Degree in Geology from BSU in 1984.  From 1984 until his death he was self employed as an independent Registered Professional Geologist doing contract work in Kellogg.  At the time of his death he was driving a truck for the BLM during the fire season.  He was a member of the Associate Member Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and the Association of Exploration Geochemist.  Bob was a great husband, father and grandfather and was extremely kind.  His hobbies included: restoring antique watches, mineral exploration and working on cars.
    Bob is survived by his wife, Leonila Johnson, Nampa; 2 daughters, Jennifer Johnson-Brown and Amy Johnson, both of Nampa; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Ed Johnson, Nampa and Stanley and Sandy Johnson, Boise; his mother, Ellen Johnson, Nampa; a grandson, Cody Brown, Nampa, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Leo S. Johnson.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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