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: 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.

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1933
Wayne Leross Johnson was born on 8 Oct 1933
Wayne Leross Johnson was 12 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
1945
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 22 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
1955
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Wayne Leross Johnson was 30 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
1963
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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 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
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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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