Obituaries for Dec. 7, 2011

By Baker City Herald December 07, 2011 10:06 pm
Elwyn Johnson

Elwyn Johnson

Elwyn E. Johnson, 82, of Baker City died Dec. 4, 2011, at his home.

There will be a memorial gathering at 3 p.m. Friday at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St.

Elwyn was born on Jan. 21, 1929, at Baker City to Vernon and Leta Wirth Johnson. He was a 1947 Baker High School graduate.

In September of 1956, he married Ella Aristo Ehle in Weiser, Idaho. The couple had one son, Eric Johnson, in 1957.

Elwyn enjoyed hunting and fishing. He held several jobs during his life, but worked mostly as a carpenter, retiring in 1994.

Survivors include his son, Eric of Heber, Ariz.; his sister, Barbara McIntyre of Richland, Wash.; his brother, George Johnson of Baker City; and four stepchildren, including Jo Sxong of Baker City, who took care of Elwyn the past several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ella.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.