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Christopher James "Chris" Johnson



Christopher James "Chris" Johnson, was born Saturday, July 22, 1972, in Orange County, California, to Lewis and Lorale Johnson; passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington at the age of 43 years.

"Boo-Boo" to his family, Chris was a life-long resident of Coulee Dam, Washington, where he attended Lake Roosevelt High School. Known as "Shafter" to fellow students, Chris participated in his younger years in basketball, wrestling and track prior to graduating in 1990.

Chris then took vocational classes at Spokane Community College, graduating in Welding and Diesel Mechanics. He also worked in the construction trade, hanging dry wall, and was employed by NW Grain Growers ,operating the scales and inspecting grain. Friends and neighborhood children alike knew Chris was there if they needed a helping hand – whether as a mechanic working on a temperamental truck engine, repairing a bicycle tire, or helping with a tough school assignment. Family and friends were very important to Chris and he was never happier than when spending time with others, laughing, joking, teasing or just talking. A musician on both guitar and drum, no time with Chris was ever complete without a favorite country melody. Chris enjoyed spending time in the out-of-doors, camping and fishing at Buffalo Lake. One of his favorite places was Leavenworth, Washington, spending time with family and friends.

Predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Mary and Glenn Logue and great-grandma: "Ma" – Olive Clarno; and paternal grandmother: Dorothy Johnson, Christopher's memory will live long in the hearts of his family: mother, Lorale Johnson (Tony Goodlake) of Coulee Dam; father: Lewis Johnson (Marilyn) of Leavenworth; brother and sister: Donnie and Dorothy; step-mother: Louise; sisters: Leslie, Trisha & Jamie; brother, Ronny; nieces: Jenna and Ronnie; uncle: Ben Logue (Linda); cousins: Sheilah Payne, Shay Logue, Shadd Logue; aunt, Glenda Hensley and numerous other beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pastor Steve Archer officiated at Christopher's funeral service, at 1:00pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Wash. Cremation has taken place.

Christopher's last act of generosity was as an organ donor. To learn more, please contact Life Center NW via phone (425) 201-6563 & (877) 275-5269 or online at .

Please sign Christopher's on-line guest book at Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, is honored to be serving his family.

"See Ya Tomorrow" – Chris

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