Roswell Johnson, 90

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Roswell A. Johnson, 90 ,of Mountain Home, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at a local hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise on Thursday, Aug.16. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Roswell was born on May 13, 1917, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of Roswell C. and Elsie May Johnson.

During World War II, Roswell served on the carrier, USS Ticonderoga. He was seriously injured during a kamikaze attack in 1945 off Formosa (Taiwan).

Roswell was a general mechanic and worked as a "jack of all trades."

He previously had been living in Dallas, Ga., and moved to Mountain Home ten months ago to be closer to his daughter, Rosalind, and grandson, Rick.

Roswell is survived by: his wife, Lillian Johnson of Mountain Home; his daughter, Rosalind, and her husband, James Sharp, of Mountain Home; his daughter, Claudia Lopresti, of New York; his daughter, Ethel Ghiazza, of New York; his son, George Johnson, of Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Lorrin.