Carl Aldon Johnson passed away on December 14, 2012 surrounded by his family after a long period of poor health. Aldon was born in Shelly, Idaho on January 28, 1928 to Allan Oscar Johnson and Rula Beck Johnson. He was the oldest of four children and grew up working hard on the farm, especially when his father was bed-ridden with tuberculosis. His father would think up and design new farm equipment and Aldon would manufacture it. He also earned his pilot’s license and loved to fly.
After high school, Aldon served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Czechoslovakia during which the Iron Curtain fell. He came home to a new address since his parents had moved to Gooding, Idaho. This is where he met DelOra Dixon. They were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on September 27, 1950. They spent the next 62 years together and brought 5 boys and one girl into the world.
Aldon farmed and sold farm equipment as well as computers later in his life. He lived in Gooding, Wendell, Rupert, Meridian, and Kuna, Idaho. He loves his family, work, and his Savior. Aldon and DelOra served 2 missions together in the Czech Republic and worked in the Boise LDS Temple as much as possible.
He was preceded in death by his parents Allan and Rula Johnson, his brother Earl, and sister Miriam Brighton. He is survived by his sister Edythe Lloyd, wife DelOra Johnson, and children Dallan Johnson (Cathie), Thane Johnson, Kim Johnson (Nancy), Brendon Johnson (Lisa), Blair Johnson (Zella), and LyNae Hibbard (Jerry), 23 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren who call him “grandpa.”
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 in the Kuna 13th Ward LDS Chapel, 224 East Avalon Street, Kuna.
A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd. Nampa and also at the church on Friday from noon-12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Kuna Cemetery.