Swan Johnson

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thurs., Dec. 1, 1949

Swan Johnson Taken By Death

Swan Johnson, 60, a Lewiston bricklayer and native of Sweden, was taken by death at 1:35 yesterday morning at his home, 13th and Powers, Lewiston Orchards. Death was due to a brain tumor. Mr. Johnson had undergone surgery last spring.

Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 10, 1889, at Skane, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1910. He became an American citizen at Chicago in 1915.

Later he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1944, he went into defense work at the Hanford atomic plant and moved to Lewiston in 1945.

Married In 1919

Mr. Johnson was married on Dec. 20, 1919, to Helena Carlson at Idaho Falls.

He was a member of the Lutheran church and recording secretary of the Lewiston bricklayers' union.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Beard, Grand Junction, Colo., and Mrs. Helen Nick, Lewiston; three sisters, Mrs. Hilda Hansen, Anna Parson and Olga Parson, Sweden; and three brothers, Nels Parson and Anton Parson, Sweden, and Emil Johnson, in Oregon.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Brower-Wann chapel at 2 Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Orrin Consear as officiant. Burial will be in Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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