Elden Evans Johnson was born June 16, 1934, in Cushman, Arkansas, to Arthur Delbert and Mable Lola Johnson. He died Sunday, December 27, 2015, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years. Elden was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Army. He was married May 12, 1956, in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, to Lois “Gay” Johnson. He spent most of his working life with Bryant Industrial Construction as a brick mason. Elden enjoyed a variety of pastimes, especially when it involved being outdoors fishing, working in the garden, or woodworking.
Loving family members include;
Son; Alan Johnson and wife Donna, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jeanne Hancock and husband David, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Gale Dixon and husband Kenneth, of Skiatook, Oklahoma
Michelle Storey and husband Wes
Jamie Allen and husband Chad
Chris Johnson and wife Ashley
Nine great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gay Johnson, grandson, Eric Matthew Johnson, five brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Pastor Don Yandell officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Alan Johnson, Chris Johnson, Daniel Hancock, Taylor Dixon, Chad Allen, and Wes Storey. Final resting place will be Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
When I think of my sweet Uncle Dee, I think of joy and not sorrow. He had the greatest smile and laugh!! When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
— Lois Collier, Tuesday – December 29, 2015
I loved my great Uncle Dee and always enjoyed being around him. His playful teasing and laughing were infectious. He truly loved the Lord and loved his family and life. He was always a joy to be around. Such an inspiration he was to me as a Christian and to love the Lord. I’m so glad I got to play music for him on December 13th and hopefully we brightened his day. I know he brightened mine. Praying for the family. I love you all and Uncle Dee. I’ll catch up to him someday when I get to heaven. I can only imagine the joy on his face now in God’s presence.
— Nick Alberty, Wednesday – December 30, 2015
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Condolences from Christs Church or Owasso
— David Payne, Wednesday – December 30, 2015
Dee became my uncle when I was days shy of 5 years old. I remember Mama telling me about her sister my favorite aunt Gazelle getting married. I adored Dee the first time I met him. He was a joyous addition to our family. He was as hilarious as any stand-up comedian and made every person he was talking to feel as if they were the most special person he knew. Uncle Dee was one of the building blocks of my life who made me feel like life was safe, secure and wonderful. I loved him til the day he died and will love him til the day I do. Love forever Uncle Dee. I’ve got your flashlight.
— Leta Marlene Rector, Thursday – December 31, 2015
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – December 30, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Thursday – December 31, 2015
Rest Haven Cemetery
1609 W 103rd St N
Sperry, OK 74073
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Elden to:
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675