Wayne Leross Johnson

8 Oct 1933 - 5 Dec 2008

Register

Wayne Leross Johnson

8 Oct 1933 - 5 Dec 2008
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

I am Wayne Johnson's granddaughter. Wayne's eldest son, Michael Wayne Johnson (Mike) is my father. I remember as a little girl my mother helped to take care of Grandpa Johnson. My mother and I would go grocery shopping for him every week and by him chocolate ice cream, hamburger meat, and cheese (I'
Register to get full access to the grave site record of Wayne Leross Johnson
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our records.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

close
close
Thanks for registering with BillionGraves.com!
In order to gain full access to this record, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
close
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.

Loading

Life Information

Wayne Leross Johnson

Born:
Died:

Spanish Fork City Cemetery

Cemetery Roads
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
Transcriber

dandrew

May 29, 2011
Photographer

Spanish Fork City Cemetery

January 1, 1970

Nearby Graves

Nearby GravesTM

Some family members have different last names, but they’re still buried relatively close to one another. View grave sites based on name, distance from the original site, and find those missing relatives.

Upgrade to BG+

Find more about Wayne Leross...

We found more records about Wayne Leross Johnson.

Family

Relationships on the headstone

add

Relationships added by users

add

Grave Site of Wayne Leross

edit

Wayne Leross Johnson is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store

Memories

add

Visiting Grandpa Wayne

Contributor: dandrew Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

I am Wayne Johnson's granddaughter. Wayne's eldest son, Michael Wayne Johnson (Mike) is my father. I remember as a little girl my mother helped to take care of Grandpa Johnson. My mother and I would go grocery shopping for him every week and by him chocolate ice cream, hamburger meat, and cheese (I'm sure there were other items on the list, but that's what I remembered). When we would take the groceries to grandpa's house he would be sitting in his chair in the front room. He would ask my mother every time we were there, "Where'd you get this hitch-hiker?" referring to me. There was always a little twinkle in his eye as he said it. I would reply back, "Grandpa! I'm not a hitch-hiker! I'm your granddaughter!" Grandpa always liked to tease me as a little girl. Years later when I was in high school grandpa was in a rest home in Springville Utah. I was in seminary one day and felt like I needed to start visiting Grandpa Johnson week to say hello and visit. So I did. I would bring my guitar with me and sing to him. He would always tell me the same stories every week. I don't think he could remember what stories he had told me and which ones he had not. I didn't mind though. I would smile and laugh with him as he asked me how my mother's surgery had gone (my mom hadn't had surgery, but he thought she had, haha). A lot of the time I don't think he know who I was, but that was ok. I enjoyed spending time with him. I visited Grandpa Wayne until I was called to serve a mission in Cleveland Ohio. I was certain that Grandpa wouldn't live through my mission. I visited him before I left. Listened to the same stories. Sang him the same songs and said my good byes. To my great surprise, Grandpa Wayne was still alive when I returned home 18 months later. I took him pictures of my mission and talked about all my experiences. He was happy to see me and I him. I few months later Grandpa passed away.

Life Timeline of Wayne Leross Johnson

1933
Wayne Leross Johnson was born on 8 Oct 1933
Wayne Leross Johnson was 12 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
1945
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson was 24 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
1957
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson was 31 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
1965
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson was 39 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
1973
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson was 48 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
1981
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson was 56 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
1990
See More
Wayne Leross Johnson died on 5 Dec 2008 at the age of 75
BillionGraves.com
Grave record for Wayne Leross Johnson (8 Oct 1933 - 5 Dec 2008), BillionGraves Record 4601 Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

Loading