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John Marvin Johnson

Oct 21, 1942 - Sep 26, 2018
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John passed away peacefully in Yakima on September 26, 2018. He was born in Orfino, Idaho on October 21, 1942 to Wilford and Edith (Rowley) Johnson. He moved at a young age to Tampico, Washington and graduated from A.C. Davis High School. 

 
Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Army. After serving his tour, he met and married the love of his life, Lorraine (Folk). He began working for the Northern Pacific Railroad and during this time he discovered his passion for working in the automotive industry. He began operating a successful Chevron Station in Toppenish, Washington for several years. He then established and operated his own business, J & J Auto Repair until his retirement. 
 
John loved the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed all it had to offer. He was always hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and enjoyed metal detecting with his amazing friends. He found many treasures that he would share with others. However, his favorite thing to do was to ride his motorcycle to many places throughout Washington. 
 
John enjoyed the company of his two special dogs, Nosler and Chancelor and always enjoyed working in his beautiful backyard. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine and his three children, Laurie (Joe) Matthews, Sheri (Chris) Calcaterra, and Darren (Danielle) Johnson. He also has 7 beautiful grandchildren, as well as his sisters, Louis Klouse and Linda (Jerry) Niblett. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and Edith Johnson, brothers, Calvin, Bobby, Don, Allen, Melvin, and Lamar, and his sisters, Genevieve, Carma, and Lavena.
 
John requested not to have a service, just a private celebration of life with his immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the amazing staff at Cottage in the Meadow in care of Brookside Funeral Home (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936).
 
The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. 
 
 

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