Gordon Vance Johnson, 88, of Kellogg, ID, passed away on March 31, 2023 at his home. Gordon was born on February 3, 1935 in Everett, WA, a son of the late Fay and Dasha Johnson.
After graduating from high school in Everett, WA, Gordon enlisted in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged four years later after being stationed in Ft. Mason in San Francisco, CA. Gordon met the love of his life, Betty Beringer, and the two married on July 22, 1955 in Everett, WA. Betty passed away in 2016. They had three children, Jackie, Christie, and Rick. The couple moved to Post Falls in 1970 where they started the first girl’s fast pitch softball league in North Idaho. They moved over to the Silver Valley in 1987.
Gordon was an ambulance driver in Los Angeles, CA, a police officer in Post Falls, ID, and he also layed fiber optic wire all around the Pacific Northwest. He enjoyed softball, and had a fascination with eagles, of which he had a large collection of all things eagle.
In addition to his parents, and beloved wife, Betty, Gordon is preceded in death by his son, Rick, who passed away in 2022.
Survivors include his two daughters, Jackie (Roger) Williams of Spokane Valley, WA, and Christine Johnson of Kellogg, ID; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Kim Williams of Spokane Valley, WA and Sara Manos of Puyallup, WA; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Williams, Baylee Bippes, Logan Bippes-Williams and Bridget Manos.
A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held on Saturday, April 22, 1:00 PM, at Shoshone Funeral Services 106 S. Main St.,Kellogg, ID. Light refreshments will be provided.
Memories of Gordon and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Johnson family with arrangements.