Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson was born on Jan. 27, 1948, to Ed and Doris Johnson of Marblemount and died on July 15, 2013. He spent his childhood in Marblemount and Newhalem, and graduated from Concrete High School.

His parents built the Totem Trail Restaurant and Motel in Marblemount, and he worked there as a cook. He was a logger, a truck driver, the assistant chief of police for the Cle Elum Police Department, and a police officer in Roslyn, Wash., and finished his working years at the Riverside Lanes Bowling Alley, where he enjoyed his passion for bowling. Eddie bowled three perfect games of 300. He was an avid baseball enthusiast and loved the outdoors, especially fly fishing the rivers of the upper Skagit Valley.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Susan, of Sedro-Woolley, and three children from his first marriage: Eddie and wife Debbie of Boise, Idaho; Curtis of Roslyn; and April McGee and husband Patrick of Sedro-Woolley.

He enjoyed the addition of two more children upon his marriage to Susan on Nov. 30, 2002: Michelle Fry and husband Jon of Anacortes; and Samantha Murdoch of Bellingham.

Eddie had a total of nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Donna Regan and husband Ron of Fayetteville, N.C.; Lea Williams of N. Richland Hills, Texas; Kay Dills of Sedro-Woolley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law Jerry Williams and Wade Dills.

Eddie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior on Nov. 10, 2012, and was baptized on April 14, 2013, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. A celebration of Eddie’s life was held July 20, 2013, at the church and burial was in Hawthorne Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

A memorial fund has been set up at the Northwest Credit Union to help defray medical and funeral expenses. Checks can be written to Susan Johnson with “Eddie R. Johnson Memorial Fund” in the memo line.

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