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James Johnson, 79, of Holtville passed away on December 21, 2020 of natural causes. He was born on February 14, 1941 in Sulphur Oklahoma. Jim worked for Imperial County for 30 plus years retiring as an Agricultural Biologist II in 2004. He attended El Centro High School and Imperial Valley College. He Served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He was a proud member of E. Clampus Vitus, Historical Club. Jim married the love of his life Gavina in 1989. He loved to fish, hunt, cook, eat, watch TV, and most of all being an avid Charger fan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Luella Johnson; father, Odie Johnson and brother, John William Johnson. He is survived by his wife, of 31 years, Gavina J. Johnson of Holtville; stepson, Lambert Soto Jr. of Holtville; granddaughter, Angelique H. (Frank) Retana of Calexico; grandson, Lambert Soto III of Imperial; cousins, Carrie Anderson of Sacramento, Donna Lynn Marlin of Holtville, Barry Kinney of San Francisco, Patricia and Allen Kelner of Yuma. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley CA.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2021.
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Riverview Cemetery
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February 14, 2021
My prayers are with Jimmy and his family. I remember the last time I saw Jimmy was at my Dad's (Ellery Johnson) funeral. He was the same Jimmy that visited us for many summers. He and Barry had a great time playing "cowboys". Even actually coping a calf - much to everyone's surprise! May his memory bring you and his family peace and may he rest in peace. God Bless you and his family.
MeLissa (Johnson) Brown
February 14, 2021
JJ and I walked a lot of archeological trails together, fished, hunted, camped and worked with E Clampus Vitus together. He was a personal and family friend to me an my family over the years. Will miss you amigo. Enjoy the trails in the Golden Hills.
Harrison Barton
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