Leonard Dale Johnson, 82, passed away at home on February 11, 2023, following a brief illness. Leonard was a long time Yakima Valley Resident.
Leonard Dale Johnson was born in Raymond, Nebraska on January 30, 1941, to Joseph and Leona Johnson. When he was a young boy, his family moved out west, settling in Grandview, Washington. Leonard grew up in Grandview, the youngest of 2 brothers, graduating from Grandview High School in 1958. After high school, Leonard served in the U.S. Army for 3 years overseas in Germany.
On August 14, 1965, Leonard married Linda Leonard of Sunnyside. They raised their children, Angie Meloy and Mitchell Johnson in Sunnyside. After Linda retired, they moved to Yakima, where they lived for over 20 years. Leonard and Linda were married for 55 years and enjoyed spending their time together.
Leonard worked for the City of Sunnyside for over 30 years in several different roles before his retirement. After both he and Linda retired, they enjoyed traveling to Arizona in the winters and meeting many new friends there. He most cherished his time with his family, including his children, his grandchildren, Erin and Ranne Meloy, and his son in law and daughter in law, Randy Meloy and Grace Johnson. The family enjoyed watching sports and playing games together.
Leonard is survived by his children, Angie Meloy and husband Randy and Mitchell Johnson and wife Grace, as well as his grandchildren, Erin and Ranne Meloy. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and many friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda, as well as his parents and his brother Ray Johnson.
A graveside service with Military Honors is planned for Friday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima.
The family would also like to thank the staffs at both Hopebridge and Highgate Assisted Living for all of their care and support during his illness.
Those wishing to sign Leonard’s memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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