Obit Hjalmer Clayton Johnson

Hjalmer “Clayton” Johnson and

Rita “Doreen” Zipse Johnson

Hjalmer “Clayton” Johnson was born September 24, 1931. He joined his beloved Doreen at their eternal resting place on June 12, 2022. Doreen was born on August 23, 1938 and passed on November 18, 2017.

Clayton and Doreen were married on April 11, 1956 and raised their children, Neil Johnson (Delores) of Weippe, Sheila Johnson Patterson (Dave) of Weippe, and Dale Roy Johnson on the Weippe Prairie.

Clayton served in the US Army during the Korean War and spent his working life as a logger. He was often sought out by the power companies to accomplish the felling of “danger” trees near powerlines. He enjoyed iron fabrication and built several sawmills. He also enjoyed hunting in the fall.

Doreen was a devoted mother, housewife, homemaker, and caretaker. She ran the home as efficiently and orderly as Clayton ran jobs in the woods.

They were preceded in death by their parents, son Dale Roy Johnson, siblings Elmer Wayne Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Gene Johnson, Tom Johnson, Steve Johnson, Eddie Johnson and Ira Lee Zipse.

They are survived by their children, Neil and Sheila, siblings P.L. Johnson, Betty Johnson Cole, Oren Zipse, Walter Zipse, Tracie Zipse, a special granddaughter Megan Johnson, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to ?, at the home of Dave and Sheila Patterson, 2682 Larson Road, Weippe.

The family will supply smoked brisket to go with potluck dinner. It is casual dress for friends and family.

“Come tell us a story”.

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