In Memory

Walter Johnson - Class Of 1945

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02/07/09 10:22 AM #1    

Patrick J Johnson (Johnson) (1969)

Walter Axel Johnson was born on September 26, 1927 in Sherwood, North Dakota. He died on January 4, 1952 in an auto accident between Sunburst and Sweetgrass. He was the son of Axel Walter Johnson (Skogstrom)b.? d. 1927 and Lorenza Kristine Johnson (Skashaug) b. 1890 d. 1975, who were immigrants from Norway and Sweden respectively. Walter, Bucky to friends and family, graduated from NTCHS in 1945 and was immediately drafted into the the United States Army and was posted to Germany in 1946 where he served with the American Occupation Forces. There he met Patricia Hunter McMurray the daughter of James McMurray b. 1869 d. 1932 and Aileen Hunter McMurray b. ? d. 1969 from Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland who came to work for the allies as part of the British Women's force. Walter courted Patricia in capitols of Europe. They were married in Frankfurt, Germany in September of 1948 and left for Montana. Walter and Patricia had three children including Viriginia b. 1949, twins Patrick and Mike b. 1950, (d. 1999). Patricia died February 10, 1974 . Walter had three older sisters: Alice Richmond Gallup, Orda White Rennville, and Amy Deaton Holly. Patricia married Grover Pace (b. September 8, 1916 d. June 12, 1980, in May of 1958. Robert Pace was born on July 5, 1960.

03/25/09 04:27 PM #2    

Edward "Korky" Deaton (1961)

I was not quite 9 years old the night Uncle Buck died, but I remember it like it was yesterday. We shared a love of mechanics and he was a great influence on my young life. The only A I ever received in a college psycology class was on a paper I had written about Uncle Buck. I still think of him often.

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