Wayne Leross Johnson

8 Oct 1933 - 5 Dec 2008

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Wayne Leross Johnson

8 Oct 1933 - 5 Dec 2008
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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'
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Wayne Leross Johnson

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Spanish Fork City Cemetery

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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May 29, 2011
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January 1, 1970

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Visiting Grandpa Wayne

Contributor: dandrew Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 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: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
1945
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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
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 30 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
1964
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 45 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
1978
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 55 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 61 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
1994
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Wayne Leross Johnson died on 5 Dec 2008 at the age of 75
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