Published in the Goldendale Sentinel, August 6, 1964 pg 5
[Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

Albert S. Johnson

"Albert Sydney Johnson, a resident of Lyle since 1917, passed away at Skyline hospital on July 31 at the age of 83 years. He was born July 7, 1881 in Mendocino County, Calif., the son of Eliza and Joseph Johnson.

He was united in marriage at Fort Bragg, Calif. On November 30, 1906 to Ethel M. Cullen. Surviving besides his wife, Ethel, now living in Hood River, are a daughter, Naomi E. Jay of San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, Irvin D. Johnson of Hood River, and Sydney M. Johnson of Lyle. Also a brother, Charley Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., and three grandchildren.

He was a member of the Columbia Grange No. 87 of Lyle, and the IOOF Lodge of White Salmon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 4 at the Methodist church in Lyle with the Rev. Mr. Everett M. Richey officiating. Interment followed at the Park Lawn Memorial Gardens in The Dalles."

Published in the Goldendale Sentinel, August 13, 1964, pg 5
[Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

Albert S. Johnson, Long-Time Lyle Resident, Taken by Death

"Albert Sydney Johnson, 83, a resident of the Lyle area since 1917, died at Skyline hospital in White Salmon, Friday, July 31. Funeral services were held at Lyle Methodist church last Tuesday, with interment at The Dalles.

Mr. Johnson farmed the “Little Valley Farm” which he developed from an 80-acre homestead to 160 acres of productive farmland, while augmenting the family income by working over 30 years as a sawyer in nearby sawmills. He was active many years in Columbia Grange No. 87 at Lyle and witnessed its growth. He was a member of the Oddfellows lodge, which he had joined in California; he attended the lodge at White Salmon. He and Ethel May Cullen were married in the Methodist church at Little River, Calif., in 1905, and at Lyle they were active in and loyal to the Methodist churches in their new home, first at Balch then at Lyle. He served as a school director and clerk appxoximately 12 years, during which he tramped many miles on foot in carrying out his duties.

Mr. Johnson was born at Cuffey’s Cove, on the Mendocino coast, in California, July 7, 1881, the youngest son of Joseph and Eliza Johnson. His father had emigrated from Finland; his mother came from Ohio. Albert and his brothers learned the sawmill trade at an early age, and worked at Fort Bragg, north of his birthplace. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson lived at Fort Bragg until 1911, when they moved to Portland for six years. In May, 1911, they moved via the sternwheeler “Bailey Gatzert” to the farm at Lyle.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow; two sons, Irvin, Hood River, and Sydney, Lyle; and a daughter, Naomi (Mrs. Earnest Jay) San Francisco. One daughter, Ramona Lucille, died in childhood. A brother, Charles Johnson, lives at Sacramento, and several nieces and nephews reside along the Mendocino coast.

The Rev. Everett M. Richey officiated at the Lyle service. Pallbearers were Harold Sorensen, James L. Butler, Lawrence Tidyman, Ray Hess, James Brashers and Elmer Beeks, with Olaf Baker, Leslie Boni, Homer James and Leslie DeLong acting in an honorary capacity."

[Researcher Note: Albert Johnson is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery in The Dalles, Oregon.]