Louis Elmer Johnson


Enumclaw resident Louis Elmer Johnson died April 19, 2014, at the age of 99.

He was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Enumclaw and graduated in 1933 from Enumclaw High School before graduating from Knaps Technical College. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was stationed in Saipan and Guam. As a yeoman first class he received the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He married Beulah Noble in July 1952 and worked for the National Bank of Commerce, United Engineer and Construction and Pacific Car and Foundry. He retired May 1, 1980, and loved to fish & garden.

He is survived by wife Beulah Johnson of Puyallup; sons Alex Noble III and wife Carolyn of Graham, Wash., Wayne Johnson of Puyallup and Kevin Gardener and wife Julea of Vashon Island; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

Services are by Weeks’ Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

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