Raymond W. Johnson


Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Former Juneau resident Raymond W. Johnson, 87, died Oct. 19, 2005. He was buried with a military honor guard in Oceanside, Calif.

He grew up on a dairy farm in Wellston, Okla. He joined the Army and learned to fly helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1957 after 20 years of service.

His travels took him across the Rocky Mountains, where he flew helicopter rescue missions. He settled in 1961 in Juneau and flew for Livingston Copters. In 1964, he started Capital Realty, a realty and appraisal business. He and his wife, Dorothy, retired to Oceanside in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Johnson, and his son, Raymond W. Johnson Jr.

He is survived by Sheri Williams of Juneau, Vicki Armstrong of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Johnson and Kevin Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas.

The family may be reached at P.O. Box 35915, Juneau, 99803.

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