Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
(portrait of Darold Johnson by his grand-daughter, Dana Armstrong, of Chicago)
My father-in-law, Darold Johnson's memorial service at Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran church in 29 Palms was beautiful and memorable. Darold served our country for 44 years--20 years in the Navy and 24 years in civil service, 17 of those at the Marine base in 29 Palms where he taught electronics.
A Navy color guard escort was part of the memorial service. A bugler played taps. Two soldiers unfurled and refolded the American flag. One of them presented the flag to my mother-in-law, Helen, and said, "Thank you for your husband's service on behalf of a grateful nation and the President of the United States." Tears of pride and joy followed. We gave Darold a fantastic send-off!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I can't say enough about my father-in-law Darold, whom we lost on February 20th. He was a fantastic husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, great-great grandpa, a servant and a leader. We love you, Darold, and we miss you!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
(Christmas at the Johnson's, 29 Palms)
(Darold's 1930 Model A, Pioneer Days parade, 29 Palms, October 2007)
My father-in-law Darold Johnson passed away February 20, 2009. He lived in 29 Palms for 36 years and leaves a great legacy to all of us who knew and loved him.