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Raydean Johnson

September 6, 1928 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 89)
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Raydean Johnson, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the age of 89. He was born on September 6, 1928, in Delta, Utah, to Homer Sterling and Maude (Hathaway) Johnson. Raydean attended school in Nampa, Idaho. He was instrumental in Johnson Electric, which was started by Homer Johnson in 1959. He also developed Lincoln Park Manor Subdivision followed by Johnson Square in the 1970s. He was a lifetime member of the Elks. Raydean married Lois (Weber) on November 9, 1948. They had four sons, Dean, Scott, Phil, and Gary.  He later married Ruth (Kellogg) Aaron on June 6, 2000, and loved Patrick and Christopher, as his own.

He is survived by his former wife, Lois Johnson, Dean and Vicki, Scott and Holly, Phil and Linda, Gary and Dana, his current wife Ruth Aaron-Johnson, Patrick and Tina Aaron, Christopher and Christie Aaron, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a loving husband and father.  He will join his parents and siblings as well as many other family members and friends who have passed.

He greatly enjoyed traveling the world and golfing on some of the finest golf courses.  His favorite winters were spent in Maui, Hawaii.  He loved to tell jokes and especially enjoyed his coffee friends.  Raydean never missed an opportunity to give back to the local community that he so dearly loved.

His love for singing can best be conveyed through the lyrics of his favorite song,

“I Wish You Love.”

Goodbye

No use leading with our chins

This is where our story ends

Never lovers, ever friends

 

Goodbye

Let our hearts call it a day

But before you walk away

I sincerely want to say

 

I wish you bluebirds in the spring

To give your heart a song to sing

And then a kiss, but more than this

I wish you love

 

And in July a lemonade

To cool you in some leafy glade

I wish you health, but more than wealth

I wish you love

 

My breaking heart and I agree

That you and I could never be

So with my best, my very best

I set you free

 

I wish you shelter from the storm

A cozy fire to keep you warm

But most of all when snowflakes fall

I wish you love

 

Raydean’s wishes were that there will be no viewing or formal funeral.  In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to the Hope House, Inc, PO Box 550, Marsing, ID 83639 or to your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com

 

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