Carl Johnson

Carl Helmer Johnson of Coupeville, died May 16, 2002, of age-related causes. He was 90.

Mr. Johnson was born April 4, 1912 in Butte, Mont., to Swan and Emma Johnson. He lived in Butte until the age of nine, when the family moved to Spokane. He graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in 1931. He attended North Park College in Chicago.

Mr. Johnson was trained and employed as a butcher. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and served for the duration of World War II.

Carl married Evelyn Erickson in Spokane on Jan. 2, 1943. They moved to Seattle to reside, then to Whidbey Island in 1947. He worked in Mount Vernon as a butcher and on Whidbey Island selling life insurance and products for Fuller Brush Company. In Spokane he was a member of the First Covenant Church (formerly the Covenant Swedish Tabernacle) and on Whidbey Island he was in close fellowship with Island Ministries.

Carl is survived by one brother-in-law, Howard Pearson of Spokane; one sister-in-law, Helen Erickson of Des Moines; and one niece, Carol Hawn of Springfield, Ore. His wife Evelyn preceded him in death in 1986.

Cremation was held. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. July 21, at Calvary Chapel, 1560 SE 9th Avenue, Oak Harbor, with the Rev. Stuart Corey and the Rev. Robert Whitlow officiating. Remembrances may be made to Island Ministries or to Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.