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Novazembla Johnson timber-claimed a quarter in 35, and Nova Johnson 4S 43W in 1895.Novazembla cash-claimed two quarters in 30 in 1891.
Roy Walter Johnson, 85, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Friday June 8, 2007 at the Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was born December 2, 1921 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Nova Russell Johnson and Lala Grace Carroll Johnson.
He graduated from High School in St. Louis MO. and attended the Rolla School of Mines before joining the Naval Air Corp in 1942. He served in the North Atlantic and European theater on anti-sub patrol until 1945. He was in the Naval Reserve until 1968 when he retired as a Captain.
On March 28, 1943 he married Margaret “Peg” Johnson. In 1946 he began his career with the Federal Aviation Agency as an Aircraft Controller and later as a Flight Inspector in the High Altitude Branch. He retired from the FAA in 1975 after 30 years and he and his wife Peg moved to Bella Vista in 1983. He was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church, Eighteen-Hole MGA, Burri Bashers, and several other golf groups. Roy enjoyed working in the yard and playing bridge.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Peg” Johnson of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one son, Michael Johnson of Tulsa, OK; one daughter Dianne “Dee” Morley of Overland Park, KS; one brother Jean R. Johnson of Tyler, TX; and three grandchildren, James Johnson, Christa Simmons and Jason Studna; four great- grandchildren, Brianna Studna, Abigail Johnson, Katelyn & Andrew Simmons.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Bella Vista Community Church , 75 E. Lancashire Blvd in Bella Vista, Arkansas with pastor Richard Lindman officiating. Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bella Vista Community Church or donor's choice.
Memorial Mass for Jean R. Johnson is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, with Monsignor Joe Strickland officiating.
He will be sorely missed. Jean was born on June 10, 1920, in Chillicothe, Mo., to N. Russell and Lala Grace Johnson. He died on March 6, 2009, in Tyler.
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably throughout the war. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married D. Patricia Reynolds in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Jean graduated from the University of Oklahoma School Of Law and was a member of the State Bar of Oklahoma. He enjoyed a career as a trust officer with banks in St. Paul, Minn., Dallas and Oklahoma City, Okla. After he retired, he and Patty moved to Lake Palestine in Bullard.
Jean was preceded in death by his brother, Roy W. Johnson; Roy's wife, Margaret, lives in Bella Vista, Ark.
Jean is survived by his four children, Michael, Kevin, Kathleen and Stephen. Additional survivors include Michael's wife Barbara and their children and in-laws, Lauren and Tommy Brown, Kevin and Amy Johnson, and Alex Johnson; Kevin's children, in-laws and grandchildren, Matt, his wife Laura and their sons, Luke and Ben, Stacie, her husband Buddy and daughter, Katie, and son Kevin's two other children, Kyle and Karlie; and Stephen's sons, Derek and Geoffrey.
An avid golfer, Jean got the mulligan of his life when he met Dolores (Dee) Johnson on Valentine's Day 1991. They wed in Tyler on May 22 that year. In addition to Dee, Jean is also survived by Dee's daughters, Mary, Joan, Fran and Lisa and their families, all of whom embraced him and loved him dearly. Jean took intense pride in his kids. To all he was caring, funny, forgiving, intelligent and most importantly, honorable.
His family and friends rejoice in his life, confident that he is in a better place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of East Texas. .
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Mar. 7, 2009
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