Ronald Alan Johnson
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April 2, 1969 - March 30, 2014
Ron, age 44, died in Merced, Ca at his home. He was born in Downey, CA and moved to Merced with his family when he was entering 3rd grade. Rather than finish high school, he opted to take the GED test and enter the Army. He did his basic training and was sent to Germany. When he returned home he finished a two year stint at Merced College earning an Associate in Arts Degree. He was on the Dean's list and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society - The International Scholastic Order of the Two Year College. While at Merced College he worked in the computer department. His last job was a systems administrator at Fire2Wire in Salida, Ca.
Family and friends were of the utmost importance to Ron. He never married or had the children and family life he longed for, so he lavished his love and attention on others. He was caring, generous, and loving with all his family as well as the others he cared about. He liked making people smile or laugh and could be truly goofy at times. He was always ready to help someone in need either financially or in any other way he was able. His faith and trust in God faltered at times, but he studied his Bible diligently off and on for years.
Ron was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ida and Lorin Johnson; his maternal grandparents, Al and Ayn Lindberg, as well as an uncle Clayne Johnson and an older brother Mark Johnson.
He is survived by his father, Lyle Johnson of San Clemente, his mother and stepfather, Sharon and Ronald Fox of Duluth MN; his sister Jennifer (Tina) Urrutia and her husband Julio, of Duluth; nieces, nephews, a great number of extended family and terrific friends, one of whom was as a brother to him, Robert Blitch of Merced, CA. There will be a huge void in the lives of us all.
Interment was at the San Joaquin Valley National cemetery in Santa Nella on April 2, 2014. A memorial service was held April 4, 2014.
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Published in Merced Sun Star on May 6, 2014