Donald E. Johnson


January 18, 1938 - March 1, 2020

Donald E. Johnson passed away on March 1, 2020 at his home in Blaine. Don was born January 18, 1938 and was a lifelong Blaine resident.

He attended Western Washington University before ultimately spending the next 35 years as an Alaskan Copper River salmon fisherman. Don was among many other things a top notch fisherman, marksman and golfer. He loved being a husband, a dad and a grandfather. He loved to travel and loved spending time with his family and his many friends. Don was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife Caryn, his son Brian (Rita) Johnson, stepdaughter Rachel (Steven) Hrutfiord, brothers Gilbert (Rosetta) Johnson & family, Dick (Ann) Johnson & family, nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his two daughters Vicki and Michelle.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date with notification via The Northern Light. Contributions in memory of Don can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 1646, Blaine, WA 98231.


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