Norman Wendell Johnson|
Norman Wendell Johnson passed away January 13, 2013, in Santa Barbara, CA. He was born November 29, 1939, in Orange, CA, to Norman Anton and Julia Lucille Johnson. He grew up in Eugene, OR., and Santa Barbara, CA. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of Mercer Island, WA., two sisters Arleen Friday and Alfreda Murck (Chris), nieces Cindy Fischer (Rick), Sandra Weiland (Tom), Jeannette Murck, and nephew Steven Hicks (Shauna). Norm served in the US Navy for three years, then obtained his backelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. His career was in the electronics industry, ending in the founding of his own business, System Technical Sales in Bellevue, WA. He belonged to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club and served as president, as well as in other positions. In retirement he enjoyed working for Princess Tours on the shore staff for the Alaska cruises. He particularly enjoyed golfing, swimming, biking, skiing, and Husky football and basketball games.
A celebration of Norm's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th. Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA., Saturday, February 23, at 3:00 PM. Gifts in Norm's memory may be made to The Rotary International Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693, or Overlake Hospital Foundation, Integrated Cancer Program, 1035 116th. Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2013