Jerald D. Johnson, 92, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away 28 April 2020. He was a general superintendent emeritus, pioneer missionary, and minister in the Church of the Nazarene. While his accomplishments were great, he will always be remembered for his spirit. He was ever the optimist who found joy in creativity and entrepreneurship, finding unique ways to continue funding the work of the church. His enthusiasm and positivity were infectious, believing it was important always to leave things better than the way he had found them.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Alice, of “70 and a half years," his son, Jerry Jr., as well as his sisters Ardith Wolstenholm and Shirley Johnson.
He is survived by his sons, Dennis (Kathy) Johnson and Kurt (Melissa) Johnson, and daughter, Carla (Chuck) Sunberg, as well as grandchildren Robert Johnson, Melanie (Jeff) Pollack, Misty (Jon) Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Hilary (Paul) Swideki, Sarah Johnson, Alex (Ashleigh) Johnson, Christa (Iain) Maciver, and Cara (Justin) Shonamon, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating his life will be held at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 150 Maestra St., Meridian, Idaho on October 9th at 10:00 AM. Service will be 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
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