Eric (Jack) Johnson


Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Kenai area resident Eric (Jack) Johnson died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz. He was 69.

Memorial services were held in Mesa, and Mr. Johnson's ashes will be spread in the outgoing tide in Kenai this summer.

Mr. Johnson was born April 1, 1934, in Derby, England, to Eric and Gretta Johnson. He moved to Seattle at the age of 6 to live with relatives due to World War II. At the age of 12, he was reunited with his parents and moved to British Columbia. He attended private boarding schools, then high school in Duncan, B.C. He attended vocational school and college.

Mr. Johnson worked as a surveyor in construction for 20 years in California and another 20 years in Alaska, where he lived near Kenai.

"Eric lived life fully, enjoying travel, fishing, scuba diving, underwater photography, clam digging, sailing, hiking, dancing, reading, flying and time with family and friends," his family wrote.

"He loved the Lord and found peace and joy in spite of his four-year battle with the pain and suffering of cancer. His prayer was to spend Christmas in heaven with his Lord."

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Gretta Johnson. He is survived by his twin brother, George Johnson, and his wife, Margaret; nephews, Mike and Paul Johnson and their families; niece, Wendy Johnson; and companion, Garnette Noble.

Arrangements were made by Arizona Cremation and Funeral Services in Mesa.

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