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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May 25, 2011

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Visiting Grandpa Wayne

Contributor: Simini 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 7 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
1940
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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 36 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
1969
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 39 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
1972
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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 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
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Wayne Leross Johnson died on 5 Dec 2008 at the age of 75
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