Edward Ray Johnson

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Edward Ray Johnson

Edward Ray Johnson was born to Irene Mae and Edward Gene Johnson on July 4th 1952, in Bellingham, Washington. He was the fourth child of nine children. He is survived by siblings Nita Johnson, Bonnie Fulton, Linda Johnson, Julie Smolinsky, Dana Hinds, and Dan Hinds. He is preceded in death by Jahnna Hinds and Steven Johnson.

Ed spent most of his childhood in Bellingham, Sedro Wooley, and the Seattle area. At about age 11 he went to live with the Powers who were a foster family who took him in as one of their own. He lived there until around age 14 and remained in contact and part of their family for the rest of his life.

Ed was a bit of a wild child, bad boy and liked to play hard and loose, definitely got in his fair share of trouble.

As an adult he lived in Sunnyside, Yakima, Vancouver, and the Seattle area. His trade was fiberglass, He could make and repair anything made out of fiberglass. Canopies, boats, spas, etc the last 20 plus years spent repairing fiberglass boat repair.

Ed was the father of six children, Sarah (Jahnna Renee), Miranda LeAnne, Drake Edward(deceased), Darren Roy, Thomas Aurthur, Melissa Rae.

Ed loved to work with his hands hours were spent working in the yard, he was often told it looked like a park. His vehicles had to be clean,

hours were spent detailing his cars and trucks. Building and detailing model cars was another hobby as well as restoring items like furniture and even an old safe.

Camping was another love and in the last few years moved from tent camping to glamping in a trailer, Most camping adventures were on the Washington and Oregon coasts with a few trips east of the mountains, There were many more trips in the works.

In May of 2018 Ed was diagnosed with advanced small cell lung cancer. Ed fought a hard and painful battle with hopes of getting better right up to the bitter end. He died on May 30th from complications from the cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and children, and a few family members.

Ed loved his family more then anything, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his kids and grand kids, they were his pride and joy. He was a great brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend he will be sorely missed.

Memorial service
June 10th at 1:00
Laurel Place
911 North 145th st
Seattle wa 98133

6 Responses to “Edward Ray Johnson”

  • Sandy Kuoppala says:

    Eddie, you were more than a cousin, you were a Great Friend with lots of laughter I Loved you so much you will be missed so much ❤️❤️

  • Sue Williams says:

    Much sympathy to a sweet family, so sorry for your loss. Ed was a very nice guy, with a great sense of humor.

  • Sophie Lopez says:

    Tears come in waves and I’m honestly very grateful to know that my children have learned so much from you. Quick comebacks and silliness too. Thank you for always giving us love. I miss you, and pray you are resting beautifully and peacefully.

  • Jina Whitbeck says:

    Uncle ED, you will be missed! You always treated us like we were your own. I know we didn’t see each other as much as we should have but when we did see each other it was like it was yesterday! I have some wonderful memories!!! Thank you for always being there for my mom! I love you !❤️ I will cherish our last time with each other !!

  • joell kuoppala says:

    Eddie you will be dearly missed. We love you and you will always be with us. I know you are up there dancing with grandma poppy uncle Kevin your son and momma. love you Eddie

  • Joanne Powers says:

    He will always be LOVED, he will ALWAYS be remembered and he will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. He is no longer suffering and is reunited with his father (Chuck) and sister (Linda)in Heaven.
    Love, Mom (Joanne Powers)

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