Gerald Lloyd “Pete” Johnson was born on a farm in Phillips, County, Kansas on December 15, 1940. He left this Earth on March 30, 2020 at 79 years old, and went to be with his father. His parents were Lloyd Milton Johnson, who passed away March 23, 2010, and Edna K. Johnson who is still living in Hydesville, where he was living when he passed away.

Pete loved to dance as a kid. He went to the movies every Saturday with his cousins that he was raised with – Jimmie Nash (Yreka), Colleen Hartman (Hastings, Nebraska) and Arliss Morgan, (Big Fork, Montana), who are all still living. Pete was good at math. He liked collecting antiques. He was great at recycling and would give stuff away instead of throwing it away. He loved shopping sales. His nickname as a kid was Jake. Later his nickname was Pete.

Pete worked for Coast Oyster Company for around 20 years and was captain of the boat. After that he was a fisherman for crab and other fish. He also worked in construction, owned his equipment and joined the Carpenter’s Union as a carpenter.

He never really retired as he had a lawn and garden service for the elderly.

He is also survived by his son Gerald “Randy” Johnson who worked for him, Jennifer Johnson, his granddaughter, and Kylee Carter, his great-granddaughter.

Gobles Fortuna Mortuary is handling his cremation and burial. He will be buried next to his father at IOOF Cemetery at 3630 A Street, Hydesville, CA. Memorial services will be held sometime soon after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.


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