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October 06, 2014
I'm thinking of Zac today, having looked at a picture his Mom took of Carley holding his guitar with so much love and of course sadness. But no! Zac was with her in spirit and likely she was hearing the music in her head that he played. I so wish that I could have met Zac, but looking at this picture helps.
September 16, 2013
Zaac was a true musiciaan. I just assumed that he wantedd to hang with me and jam, not so much formal lessons but just learn by doing and I was right.
He would come over with hiis handmade guitar, well right
there I new he was serious. We would sit down, start to noodle and the noodling would turn into full blown song that would go on for an hour or so.I have never, and I meen never had a student like Zac. My brothers and I would jam like that, some of my friends and I would jam like that, but never a student.I learned just as much from Zac as he learned from me. I will be with him again someday jamming that way. I look forward to it with all my heart your friend for eternity John Cardinali, I love you Rex and Donna in the name above all names.
November 22, 2009
One thing I remember most about Zac was his love for God's Creation. Whether it was driving on the back of his motorcycle on the way to Big Basin or long drives in the Yellow Van, Zac always pointed out to me the finer, more important details in life. He was always one to discourage being uptight and encourage making time for memories. I remember that morning in 1999 vividly. After a wonderful weekend of playing guitar, listening to music, cooking & eating food, and talking about God, it was time for me to drive back from Mount Hermon to Atascadero. Zac and his friend were ahead of me in the van, leading me back to Highway 1 when he tells me to pull over. I did. Just then, Zac strides up to my window and tells me to roll down my window so I could enjoy the delicious smell of the Santa Cruz mountains-chilly and clean. To this day, I can still smell that air whenever I think of him.
In Matthew 5:13-14 Jesus tell us that we, as believers, are to be salt and light to this world. Zac was the salt which made everything taste better and the light which pointed out all that is beautiful. Thank you, Zac for being so patient with me. I love you.
October 10, 2008
I see the date for this guest book is about to close. I scream inside. Any reminder of him needs to be preserved forever. But then I realize that any memory of our dear sweet Zac really just lives on in our hearts and in our memories....not because it is on some website. I absolutely love sharing Zac stories.... ones where he made me absolutely livid, and ones where he made me adore him like I never thought possible. I still cry, but I've also figured out how to laugh again. I'm sure that would make him proud.
October 14, 2007
I am adding a photo of Zac that I took when he was little in Baywood Park.
October 13, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
October 13, 2007
Zac was a special little boy. When I took care of him with my daughter Sarah, they were about the same age 2 or 3, I think and he was so gentle with her. NEVER pushing or fighting like her boy cousins did. He had a gentle spirit even then which shone through to others. What inspired me about his memorial was how many friends he had of different walks and ages from life. He touched many obviously in profound ways. He was a shining light of joy and love in this sometines cloudy world. May the peace of the Lord comfort you at this very difficult time, Love, Louisa
September 21, 2007
Donna and family,

Although I never knew Zac, I know he is loved with an everlasting love, while on earth and now in heaven. I long for the day I get to meet him and all the saints who have gone before me. Donna know my heart and prayers are with you and your family. Call me, anytime, I will listen. Love A
September 19, 2007
Zac was married to our niece, Holen for several years, but we only had the opportunity to meet him this past April when we hosted our first family reunion in Mississippi.

Though he initially came across as being a little shy, once he got to know you, he had the most out going personality. His smile could light up a room, and he had such a warm personality, that by the time their brief visit was over, I felt as though I had known Zac all my life.

I considered it an honor to have Zac as a part of our family, and regret that we didn't have more time to spend with him. Though he will be missed, the light that was Zac will remain burning in our hearts for many years to come.

We are so sorry for you loss, as it is a loss to us too!
September 19, 2007
I've known Rex since 1973, Donna and Lisa since soon after that, Zach and Carly since they were babies. Unfortunately we'd never met Holen and recently lost touch with the Johnsons. Zach's death is a terrible tragedy and there is no explanation for it. What a great kid. My heart breaks for you.

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A recent picture taken by Zac's wife, Holen. Zac 04-28-2007

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