Gillies Funeral Chapel


Melvin Charles Johnson

March 27, 1933 ~ December 21, 2014

BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Melvin Charles Johnson, 81, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 27, 1933 in Lebam, Washington, a son of Paul Henry and Clara Marie Palmer Johnson. Right out of high school, he joined the Naval Reserve and later served as a SeaBee in the Philippines during the Korean Conflict. Mel married his sweetheart, Ann Christoffersen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, on June 12, 1954 in Raymond, WA. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple, celebrating 60 years of marriage. Together they had two children whom they raised in the Bremerton, Washington area where they both worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Mel was a Scoutmaster for three years and had hiked all over the Olympic Mountains. In his spare time he also worked in a NASCAR pit crew for four years. Mel and Ann retired in 1988 and they moved to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, where Mel built a log house, and the couple ran a bed and breakfast—Ann and Mel's Log House Bed and Breakfast for six years. In 2004, Mel and Ann moved to Brigham City and are members of the 25th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mel has met and conquered several challenges throughout the years; he overcame a heart attack and had been in remission from Leukemia until he passed away. Mel had many hobbies, included among those he was currently restoring a Model-A-Roadster and building an airplane in his workshop. Mel enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and attending music and sport activities. Surviving are his wife, Ann of Brigham City; two children: David Johnson of Bremerton, WA; Carol (Ken) Harlow of Brigham City; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. Graveside services were held on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, Idaho, where military honors were accorded.

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