In Memory: George Edwin Johnson '51

George Edwin Johnson '51 died April 5, 2019 in Missoula, MT. at the age of 95.

He was born to C.S. and Caroline Johnson and was raised and went to high school in Havre. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII. After serving his country, he finished his education attending Pacific University. He became an optometrist and took over his father's practice in Havre.

While attending school he met and married Vivian Van Cise. They were married for 27 years and had three children. After their divorce, he met and married Loretta Jean Jaquette. They were married for nine years until Jean passed away. Johnson later married Marjorie Long. They were married for 29 years until her death in 2015.

He practiced optometry in Havre for 30 years, moved to Bigfork with Jean and opened a small practice until he started Fishing Fever Charters on Flathead Lake. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed summers at Swan Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean, Marge and his brother Melvin Johnson. He is survived by his three children, Sharon (Eric) Traber of Spokane, Greg (Leslyn) Johnson of Laurel and Loree (Jack) Dark of Missoula. He had six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Monday, June 3, 2019