Edith Helene <I>Williams</I> Johnson

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Edith Helene Williams Johnson

  • Birth 23 Mar 1905 Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 1984
  • Burial Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
  • Plot 4W, 52, 8
  • Memorial ID 43251805

My half-great-great-aunt. The following bio is from "George Williams: A Pocatello Pioneer," by Emmons N. Williams, originally written while Edith was still alive. Tense has been changed from present to past to reflect her death.

Edith was the next child born into the [George & Tilda Williams] family after Emmons on March 23, 1905. Schools she attended were elementary school at Bonneville, the Portables on South Arthur & West Halliday, & Whittier in Pocatello. She also attended the little one-room country school in Garden Creek Basin for a few months, Pocatello High School, & the University of Idaho, Southern Branch. [LDS] Church duties included working as a Primary teacher & Sunday School secretary of the Pocatello 6th Ward.

Edith worked in the Union Pacific Railroad offices for 9 years until the extreme reduction in forces during the Great Depression of 1929. After that she worked at various offices around town & stopped working for pay on June 1, 1937.

Edith married Louis Albert Johnson on June 15, 1929. Diane Louise was born to them on Dec 17, 1937, & Robert Louis on June 24, 1941.

Diane has 5 children: 2 girls & 3 sons. Bob has 2 children: a son & a daughter. As of 1982 Diane lived in the small town of Lyman, Utah, & worked as an assistant to a dentist in a nearby town. Bob, meanwhile, was a painter, paper hanger, etc. He lived in Henderson, Nevada, & later moved to Artesia, New Mexico. Diane's oldest son, Richard Davis Jr, completed a 2-year mission for the [LDS] Church in the Ventura Mission in 1982; the 2nd son, Darren, was then serving his mission in Costa Rica.

Louis worked for the Navy as a civilian employee at the Bremerton [Washington] Shipyard from February 1941 until 1956. Edith & Louis then moved to Maywood, California, where he worked for US Steel Corp. as a draftsman. They then moved to Oxnard, California, where Louis secured employment at Point Magu as a draftsman & later as an engineering technician. They made that move in 1959 & lived in Oxnard until their deaths. Louis retired on June 30, 1973, after 30 years with the US Navy Department.

Edith died in 1984; Louis followed 5 years later.



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  • Maintained by: margo_mcbride@yahoo.com
  • Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
  • Added: 18 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43251805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Helene Williams Johnson (23 Mar 1905–1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43251805, citing Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by margo_mcbride@yahoo.com (contributor 47604247) .