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Roy Johnson

September 23, 1929 - June 16, 2019

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Roy Austin Johnson, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his home on Jewel Lake Road in Sagle, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Seneacquoteen Cemetery with Military Honors.

Roy was born on September 23, 1929 in Wildrose, North Dakota to Olaf and Magnhild Johansen. He grew up on the family homestead in Sawyer, Idaho.

Roy enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17. He was Honorably Discharged in 1981 after serving four tours during the Korean Conflict and receiving two bronze stars, a silver star and a purple heart.

While stationed in Long Beach, California, Roy met the love of his life, Alexis, at a carnival at an area downtown called The Pike. Roy kept running his bumper car into hers, trying to get her to talk to him. Later that evening, he told her, “You don’t know it yet, but you’re gonna marry me!” Roy married Alexis Jones on January 22, 1954 in South Carolina. They made their home in Santa Ana, CA where Roy was a truck driver and later worked as a mechanic. In 1994 they retired and moved home to Sawyer, ID.

He enjoyed fishing, leather tooling and working in his shop. He is survived by his daughter Delyce (Chuck) Sloan of Sagle; sister Joyce Crabb of Superior, MT; two grandsons Jason (Stacey) Sloan of Huntington Beach, CA and Kevin Sloan of San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alexis, and nine siblings.