Roy Ellis Johnson, 86, of Willits passed away in his home on November 25
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following a long illness. Born to Georgia and Milton Johnson on August 20,
1927, Roy grew up in Ferndale and Fortuna. A 1945 graduate of Fortuna High
School, he served as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps then graduated
from Humboldt State College. He worked for Eureka newspapers, got his real
estate license in 1960, then his broker's license in 1970 and worked as a
realtor in Santa Rosa. In 1978 he moved his family and business to
Willits. He retired from real estate in 1992 and with his wife Beverly,
traveled extensively all over the US and Baja in their motor home. Roy was
a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Aames Shriners. He is
survived by his wife of 51 years, Beverly, his sons Mark, Jeff and Jack,
his stepdaughter Judy Hope, seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Roy and Bev organized a pinochle group which brought many
valued friendships to their retirement years. He will be missed by his
family and friends. His family is grateful to Phoenix Hospice for their
very helpful support. A funeral will be held at Anker-Lucier Funeral Home on
Saturday, November 30 at 11p.m.
Published in Willits News from Nov. 29 to Dec. 28, 2013