Howard Johnson

Obituary of Howard M Johnson

Howard Melvin Johnson (age 87) entered into rest on January 10, 2022, in Bellingham, WA. Howard was born on December 18, 1934, in Bellingham to Pastor A.H. Johnson and Esther Lund. He attended Ferndale High School graduated in 1952 and continued his education at Bethel College in St. Paul MN and Western Washington University in Bellingham, and graduated in 1957. Howard enlisted in the National Guard and was served his country for 6 months. In 1956, Howard married Elaine (Groves) in Custer, WA, and started their family. Following his military stint, Howard worked for 31 years as an Elementary School Teacher and retired in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Elaine of Ferndale, WA; sons, Randy Johnson of Everson, WA and Guy Johnson of Everett, WA; daughters, Darla (Johnson) Bredeson of Redmond, WA ad Gina (Johnson) O’Brien of Port Orchard, WA; brother, Gordon Johnson of Lake Stevens, WA; sisters, Grace Cotterill of Everett, WA and Marilyn Smith of Shelton, WA; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Howard is preceded in death by his father, Pastor A.H. Johnson who pastored for Bakerview Baptist Church in Ferndale for 20 years; his mother, Esther, and his brother, Clifford Johnson. He loved outdoor activities, any type of sports. Howard especially enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Howard will be most remembered for his good sense of humor. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle, and leave your condolences for the family at www.JernsFH.com
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