Philip E. Johnson, Jr.

Phil Johnson went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2012.

Phil, “Jick”, was born January 3, 1945 in Arlington, WA.

He graduated from Arlington High School in 1963 and Western Washington University in 1967. He taught history at Chehalis High School, where he met his beloved wife, a fellow teacher, Lynn Estes. Together, they returned to Arlington and raised three daughters. Phil worked as assistant manager at Safeway, at Country Charm Dairy, and as “Dr. Phil”, the paint guy, at Arlington Hardware store before retiring in 2010.

He leaves behind his loving and faithful wife of 40 years, Lynn Johnson; daughters Chelsea (Brian) Vandiver, Breita (Seth) Roback, Sacha Johnson and her fiancé Patrick Buller; sister Linda (Mike) Henry; and four adored grandchildren, Coen, Clark, Harvey and Vashti.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Norma (Peterson) Johnson.

Phil lived life to the fullest and enjoyed countless adventures. He had many hobbies including raising sheep, gardening, building his wooden boat, riding motorcycles and playing fiddle. He was a generous, kind man and a blessing to the Arlington community. His strong Christian faith was the guiding light in his life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2904 300th Ave NE, Stanwood, WA.

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