Edward Ray Johnson was born to Irene Mae and Edward Gene Johnson on July 4th 1952, in Bellingham, Washington. He was the fourth child of nine children. He is survived by siblings Nita Johnson, Bonnie Fulton, Linda Johnson, Julie Smolinsky, Dana Hinds, and Dan Hinds. He is preceded in death by Jahnna Hinds and Steven Johnson.
Ed spent most of his childhood in Bellingham, Sedro Wooley, and the Seattle area. At about age 11 he went to live with the Powers who were a foster family who took him in as one of their own. He lived there until around age 14 and remained in contact and part of their family for the rest of his life.
Ed was a bit of a wild child, bad boy and liked to play hard and loose, definitely got in his fair share of trouble.
As an adult he lived in Sunnyside, Yakima, Vancouver, and the Seattle area. His trade was fiberglass, He could make and repair anything made out of fiberglass. Canopies, boats, spas, etc the last 20 plus years spent repairing fiberglass boat repair.
Ed was the father of six children, Sarah (Jahnna Renee), Miranda LeAnne, Drake Edward(deceased), Darren Roy, Thomas Aurthur, Melissa Rae.
Ed loved to work with his hands hours were spent working in the yard, he was often told it looked like a park. His vehicles had to be clean,
hours were spent detailing his cars and trucks. Building and detailing model cars was another hobby as well as restoring items like furniture and even an old safe.
Camping was another love and in the last few years moved from tent camping to glamping in a trailer, Most camping adventures were on the Washington and Oregon coasts with a few trips east of the mountains, There were many more trips in the works.
In May of 2018 Ed was diagnosed with advanced small cell lung cancer. Ed fought a hard and painful battle with hopes of getting better right up to the bitter end. He died on May 30th from complications from the cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and children, and a few family members.
Ed loved his family more then anything, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his kids and grand kids, they were his pride and joy. He was a great brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend he will be sorely missed.
June 10th at 1:00
911 North 145th st
Seattle wa 98133