Dick Johnson


February 15, 2024

Richard D. "Dick" Johnson, age 85, of Cathlamet, Washington died Dec. 21, 2023.

Dick was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Hamilton, Montana to Howard & Clara (Blodgett) Johnson. After teaching and coaching in North Bend and Grants Pass, he moved to Tillamook County where he was vice-principal, school counselor and coached at Neah-Kah-Nie High School where he retired in 1995.

In 1993 Dick married his wife Gloria and together they enjoyed retirement. Retirement for Dick involved playing golf on a daily basis at Alderbrook Golf directly across the street from their home in Tillamook.

After selling their home in Tillamook, Dick and Gloria moved to Cathlamet permanently three years ago to be close to family, Steve & Stephanie Leitz.

Dick was a great man - he loved family, people, places and good competition. He loved his yellow dog and their walks on the beach and at the river and especially enjoyed watching his grandkids in their sports activities.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Johnson; sons Lindsey Johnson and Joe Johnson; stepchildren Kate Brown, Carol Miller, Susan Searle and Steve Leitz; grandchildren Kennady, Jaxsen, Makinley, Abi, Joe, Braden, Makenzie, Alex, Jessica, Zachary, Ellie, Jake, Megan and Parker; many nieces and nephews; and other family members and close friends.

Remembrances may be made in Dick's memory to either Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet, Washington, or Tillamook High School in Tillamook, Oregon, or Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, Oregon, for their athletic programs.


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