On Thursday October 31, 2013, Heaven welcomed a new angel. Frank Aaron Johnson, he was born on September 24, 1929, and passed away at the age of 84, in Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington, due to a lung disease.
Frank was born in Pyatte, North Carolina and moved to Washington at the age of 19, where he met his loving wife, Lorraine in Rockport, Washington. They wed on July 4, 1951, and spent 63 wonderful years together as husband and wife.
Frank and Lorraine moved to Copalis Crossing in 1968, where they lived and raised their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Together, they were residents of Copalis Crossing, also known as Rockport Auto for 46 wonderful years. Frank and his wife, Lorraine moved to Rochester, Washington on October 31, 2012, after losing their home to a tragic fire. It was here they have lived happily together until the day of Frank’s passing.
Frank was a kind, gentle man with a heart big enough for everyone. He was willing to lend a helping hand wherever a hand was needed. He never turned people away and always believed in second, third, and fourth chances. He was a hard-working man, who worked every day of his life from dawn till dusk in an effort to support his family. He worked every day until he fell sick three years ago.
Frank’s family was the most important part of his life. His wife Lorraine was his mate as he loved her so. He loved, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whom he had the pleasure of watching grow. Family gatherings and holidays were important to Frank as he enjoyed having his family together as one.
Frank is survived by his wife, Lorraine Johnson of Rochester; his two sons, Tim Johnson of Rochester, Frank Johnson Jr. of Florence, Montana; his daughter, Lori Johnson of Rochester; his sister, Maud Wilcox of Morganton, North Carolina; his brother, Lee Johnson of Bullhead City, Nevada; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Johnson who passed away from a car accident in 1981.
A graveside service will be held for Frank at the Saxon Cemetery on Bowman Road, in Acme, Washington in Whatcom County at 1 pm, on Saturday, November 9, 2013. There will be a potluck gathering at the Legion Hall in Sedro Woolley after the graveside service.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date in Hoquiam, Washington.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.