Earl (Swede) Johnson, CA

Dec. 15, 1921 - Aug.27, 2016 Earl (Swede) Johnson, of Murphys. Earl was born on Dec. 15th, 1921, entered into Jesus' arms on Aug. 27, 2016. At age 94, he had lived on his ranch in Murphys for 58 years. A carpenter by trade, a rancher/investor by passion. His first wife Pricilla passed in 1992. They had three children, Colleen Combs (Chuck) of Stockton, Gordon Johnson of Murphys, Melanie Fitzpatrick (Tim) of Seiad Valley. He then married Susan Walker who passed in 2014. Grandchildren include Ryan, Andrew (Claudia) and Nicole Combs, Sara Reed (Curtis), Katie Johnson, Michael Fitzpatrick (Mary), Whitney Fitzpatrick and 5 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 24th at 2:00 pm at the Lutheran Church in Murphys at 65 Mitchler Rd.