Jonah R. Johnson, 77, of Bellflower, Calif., passed from this life on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Bellflower, Calif. He was born May 23, 1936, in Shiprock.
He is survived by his wife, Annie R. Johnson; daughter, LaVerne Begay; brothers, Wilbert H. Johnson and Herman R. Johnson and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy H. and Louise P. Johnson and sister, Anna M. Yellowman.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, at Four Corners Community Church in Shiprock. Pastor Fred Billee will officiate.
Interment will follow in Kirtland-Fruitland Cemetery in Kirtland.
Pallbearers are Nino Begay Sr., Joshua Begay, Caleb Begay, Nino Begay Jr., Emerson Mason Sr., Harlan R. Johnson and Brian Ereyda.
Honorary Pallbearers are Wilbert H. Johnson and Family; Herman R. Johnson and Family; Ray Denetdeel and Family; Stanley Denetdeel and Family; Raye Yellowman and Family; Louis Yellowman Jr. and Family; Vera Shields and Family; Janet BlueEyes and Family; Darlene Yellowman, Laura Yellowman and Family and Theresa Yellowman and Ronald Yellowman and Family.
Jonah is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock, North U.S. Highway 491, 505-368-4607.