Johnson, Donald E. "Johnny" & Janet Aleen (Tidwell)

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Sunday Sun, The
Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
April 23, 2006

Donald E. “Johnny” Johnson went home April 17, 2006. He was born Aug. 9, 1935 in Wamego, Kan. to Harry and Dossie Johnson. He served in Vietnam and the Korean War. Donald retired after serving 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was very active in the Choctaw Lions Club until his health prevented him from helping others. Donald always wanted to help others and he volunteered where-ever or when-ever he was needed. After retiring from the USAF, he started his own business, Automatic Fire Control retiring in 1989. He loved to work and had worked for Petroleum Instruments for several years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Janet Aleen (Tidwell) Johnson. 

Donald is survived by his children, Jeff (Debra) Johnson of Napels, Fla., Janet (Mark) Einbecker of Lexington, Ky., Greg (Donna) Johnson of Broken Arrow, Richard (Gina) Johnson of Oklahoma City, Lori Johnson of Midwest City and Lisa Johnson; nine grandchildren, Ron, Kristy, Alexandra, Nicholas, Christopher, Laci, Levi, Ryan and Emileigh; and one great-granddaughter, Kara. Donald has two brothers, Vernon (Sharon) Johnson of Wamego, Kan. and Bob (Gail) Johnson of Alex; one sister, Lois (Bill) Cook of Wamego, Kan.; two brother-in-laws: Kenneth “Mac” (Beverly) McReynolds of Meeker and Terry (Joetta) Tidwell of Moore; and many nieces and nephews. He always welcomed everyone into his life and he was loved as “Grandpa” by many. 

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006 at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Arlington Memory Gardens.

Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 12, 1995

Janet Aleen Johnson, age 57, went to be with her Lord on Nov. 9, 1995. She and her twin, James Allen Tidwell, were born April 27, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Olive Wilson Tidwell, & 2 brothers, Robert & James Allen Tidwell. She was a Christian since a teenager and a member of the Baptist Church. She lived and died for others. Janet married Donald E. Johnson in 1956 and 5 children were born to this union. 

She is survived by 3 sons, Donald Jefferey & wife, Debbie of Fort Myers, Fl., Duane Gregory & wife, Donna of Broken Arrow, Ok., Richard Lee & wife, Lisa of Moore, Ok.; 2 daughters, Janet Derington & fiance Mark Einbecker of Lexington, Ky. and Lori Johnson of the home; 6 grandchildren; a sister, Shirley McReynolds & husband Kenneth; a brother, Terry E. Tidwell & wife Joetta of OKC; and nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Janet attended Crooked Oak School for 12 years and was an honor student. She was Class Representative for her Class of 1956 for the last 8 reunions . She worked at Midwest City Hospital with Reach to Recovery for many years. She was a charter member of the Choctaw Lioness Club and served as its president one year. She was loved by all who knew her. Our "Nee Nee" is in Heaven rejoicing with loved ones. 

Services are 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Eisenhour S.E. Chapel in Del City, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Ada. Interment at Arlington Memory Gardens. 

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