Dennis Wayne Johnson, age 77, died at home with his son’s at his side on Monday March 29th 2021.
Dennis worked in the construction industry for most of his life. Dennis and Frank Johnson work together at Cedar Mart installing swimming pools in the Treasure Valley. Later in life Dennis move to Enterprise, OR Where he worked and learned to build cabinets in Joseph, Oregon. Then he and his family returned to Ontario Oregon where he worked for Lzicar Construction. He went to into business for himself and tell his wife Marla became ill. Dennis return to work at Lzicar construction until Bob Lzicar passed. A few years later he began working with his son Shain traveling to build power stations out of the valley. They returned to the Treasure Valley early in 2000. At that time then Dennis and Shain begin working together for Shain’s company Johnson Boys construction until around 2015. Dennis retired he would still go to Shain’s job sites and visit and watch Shane and his crew (kids) and friends carry on. In the last couple of years he would also go to Kevin and Tracy shop and check out what was new or just to take a nap.
Dennis enjoyed a lot of things he love to camping, fishing and hunting he traveled with Shain on the weekends to Rodeos. When Shain was in high school they spend a lot of time fishing and golfing while they were on the road whenever they had an extra time.
Dennis was a very talented man. He was always working on something. He did beautiful woodwork, he also was always buying trailers and fixing them up for reselling them.
Dennis’s final wishes were to be cremated and his ashes were to be scattered in one of his favorite spots and to have a celebration of his life to share with his friends and family.
Dennis is survived by his son Shain (Dawna) Johnson of New Plymouth, Idaho. His grandchildren Hailey and Jake Shaw of Georgetown, Texas. Sidney and Chris Stacy of Caldwell, Idaho. Shelby Johnson of New Plymouth, Idaho. Scott Christensen of Boise, Idaho. Jelena Raby of Nampa, Idaho. Brandi Hunter of Boise, Idaho. Wyitt and Haylee Kelly of Titusville, Florida and 11 great grandkids. His son Kevin (Tracy) Johnson of Fruitland, Idaho. His grandchildren Calvin Johnson of Eugene, Oregon. Amy and Juan Barreto of Honolulu, Hawaii. Garrett Johnson of Enterprise, Oregon. Blake Johnson Fruitland, Idaho. Samantha Johnson Fruitland , Idaho and 5 great-grandkids. Dennis had two daughters Shelly (Johnson) Sauer of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Shelly has six sons and one daughter and 6 grandchildren and Cassandra (Johnson) Fenicottero of Carson City, Nevada. Cassandra has one son Brandon of Ohio and 2 kids. His sister Myrna and (Lynn) Stone of Fruitland, Idaho. Brother Marlin (Donna) Johnson of Mount Vernon ,Oregon. Marlene (Wayne) Love of Juneau, Alaska. Sister-in-law ValitaJohnson of Ontario, Oregon. Sister Tanya Johnson of Ontario, Oregon.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marla Rae (Trump) Johnson of Ontario, Oregon. Marla passed away of cancer in June 19th, 1985.
His brother Frank Everett Johnson of Ontario, Oregon died October 21st, 2020.
Dennis married Karen Hammack on January 29th, 1966 in Elko, Nevada. They had Kevin Wayne Johnson on December 1st, 1966. They were divorced a little while later.
Dennis met and married Marla Ray Trump on March 18th, 1972 in Lovelock, Nevada. Marla brought two daughters into Dennis’s home Shelley and Cassandra who Dennis later adopted. They had their son Shain AllenJohnson on September 18th, 1972. Marla passed away of cancer in June 1985. Dennis never remarried.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2:30 at 135 NW 4th St Ontario, Oregon.