Saturday, March 16, 2013

Oliver Guy Johnson---Part Six

Oliver Johnson Obituary

Oliver Guy Johnson, 76, died Friday of natural causes.

He was born May 19, 1893, in Logan, a son of James Christen and Mary Hansen Johnson. He married Vilate Nyman of North Logan April 25, 1917, in the Logan Temple.

Mr. Johnson received his education in Logan City schools, at Brigham Young College and Utah State University. He was called into military service in the First World War in October, 1917 and trained at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Camp Kearney, California. He was serving in France with the 145th Artillery when the armistice was signed.

He homesteaded in Blue Creek, Box Elder County, and was a farmer and cattleman throughout his lifetime. For seventeen years he was secretary of the Logan Canyon Cattle Association and he also served as a director for six years, vice-president two years and president for ten years. He also served as a director of the Cache County Cattle Association for five years and the Utah Cat­tleman’s Association for six years. He had been a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 for thirty years.

He was an active High Priest in Logan 16th Ward, Cache LDS Stake.

As a man, Mr. Johnson loved the out-of-doors. In his early life, he worked logging winter and summer in Logan Canyon and also worked on the early hor­sepower threshing machines where he measured the grain. He was invited by the State Department to participate in an agricultural exchange tour to the U.S.S.R. and Europe.

Survivors  include  his  wife, Logan; the following children: Nyman Oliver, James Warren, J. Reed, Mrs. W. Karl (Beth) Somers, all of Logan; Mrs. E. Blaine (Ollie Jean) Sorensen, San Bernardino, Calif.; Carl Guy of Renton, Wash.; 22 grandchildren and one great ­grandchild, all of whom spent Christmas at the family home on his request.

He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Hilda J. Roskelley, Smith-field; Mrs. Pearl J. Carter, Black Mountain, North Carolina; Mrs. Russell E. (Clara) Berntsen, Logan; Milton L. Johnson, Tremonton.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 12 noon in the Logan 15th-16th Ward.

Friends may call at the Nelson Memorial Funeral Chapel this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock  and Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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