Ronald A. Johnson: April 19, 1852 – Jan. 17, 2016

February, 2016 Posted in People

On the morning of Jan. 17, 2016, Ronald Allen Johnson passed away peacefully at his home after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 62. Ron (R.J.) was born on April 19, 1952 to Carl and Shirley (Higley) Johnson. He will be remembered as a loving father, husband, and friend.

He was a lumberyard foreman at Hooley Building Supply Inc. (Tillamook). Previously he was a commercial waterproofer and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Music was Ron’s greatest passion. He was a drummer, singer and guitar player, and enjoyed performing with his wife and friends in the Dusty Trail Band.

He is survived by: his wife Kathleen C. Johnson; mother Shirley Johnson of Portland; father-in-law Orville Lundy of Sublimity; brothers Dennis Johnson (Kathy) of Vancouver, Raymond Johnson (Krissy) of Grants Pass; sisters Cheryl and Vickie Johnson of Portland; son Joshua Johnson (Sarah) of Beaverton; stepson Travis Scharer (Carina) of Ohau, Hawaii; daughter Sarah Johnson of Portland; stepdaughter Nicole Roth (Chris), and four grandchildren.

The family offers special thanks to Loten Hooley of Hooley Building Supply Inc., Gentiva Hospice, Dr. Matthew Degner, Weddle Funeral Home, and those who have been so supportive these last three years.

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