Floyd Johnson was born October 2, 1934 to J Keller and Ruth Johnson in Mitchell, South Dakota. He moved with his family to Kalispell, Montana, then to Nampa, Idaho in 1936 to ensure the children would attend Northwest Nazarene University. He married F. Elizabeth McBee in 1953. Their children include Tamara M Jackson, of Nampa, Lori D. Johnson of McCall, Robin E. Johnson (Rummel), MD, of Colorado Springs and Floyd G Johnson Jr. (Chip) of Redwood City.
Floyd’s education includes Melmont Grade school, Melba, Idaho; College High School, Nampa, Idaho; Northwest Nazarene University where he earned his BA in Chemistry (1956), Washington University, St Louis where he earned his MD (1960), St Luke’s Hospital, and St Louis where he completed his surgical internship (1961), Aerospace Medicine, USAF (1961), University of Utah, Orthopedic Surgery Residency (1964-68). His military service included: Offutt AFB: Chief of Aerospace Medicine (1961-64), Strategic Air Command, Office of Aerospace Medicine (1963-64), Westover AFB, MA: USAF Regional Hospital Chief Aerospace Medicine; Chairman of Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital Commander, Westover Regional Hospital(1968-72), Following retirement from the military Floyd established his medical practice in Boise with the Boise Orthopedic Surgery Center with specialties in total joint arthroplasty, spinal surgery, and arthroscopic joint surgery. He held privileges at St Alphonsus Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, and Elks Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as Chief of Staff.
His service to NNU included serving on the Board of Trustees for 13 years, Presidents Advisory Committee, Founding Chairman for the Senator Len B. Jordan Annual Seminar, Foundation Board for 6 years, Crusader Athletic Association Director for 15 years, and team surgeon for both men and women’s basketball. He was faithful to his Lord and Savior and served as a Sunday school teacher, Christian Education Chair, and on Nazarene church boards serving as Finance Chair, and a member of Building Committees in Salt Lake City, Meridian and Boise.
In addition Floyd served on the National Ski Patrol as Senior Patrolman and Medical Advisor at Park City, UT and Bogus Basin, ID. He was a member of the founding committee for Idaho Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
On May 3, 2002 Floyd married Thirl Ann Daniels White. They were active with the church, the King's Travelers (an RV travel club), and the annual treks to McCall to enjoy the summer months at the Johnson cabin. Floyd died June 18, 2021 en route to McCall. He leaves behind, his children and their spouses, Thirl’s children: Chrystal Ann White Stump and J Bradley White and their spouses, 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service for Floyd will be held at 1 PM on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the NNU Brandt Center, 623 So. University Bvld., in Nampa. Services are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So. – 208-442-8171 where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
The family suggests memorials be sent to Northwest Nazarene University, 623 So. University Blvd, Nampa, ID 83686 for the Floyd G. Johnson Scholarship Fund.
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