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Lester J. Johnson

Friday, December 9, 2005

Dec. 24, 1913--Dec. 7, 2005

CAMBRIDGE -- Lester J. Johnson, 91, died Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2005) at the Beaver City Manor in Beaver City.

He was born Dec. 24, 1913, to Alfred and Hilma (Olsen) Johnson in Furnas County on the family farm near Cambridge. He attended country school.

He married Vera Stevens in 1936. She preceded him in death in December 1990. He married Maureen Barrows in January 1992. She preceded him in death in September 1992. He married Billye Hester McGooden on Dec. 8, 1996, in Curtis. The couple made their home in Cambridge.

He farmed with the family corporation and owned an implement dealership.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School teacher as well as other positions. He was on the board of directors for the Cambridge State Bank and the Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District. He was also on the school board and served as its president.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Vera; second wife, Maureen; daughter, Vivian Roberts; two brothers, Claude and Roy; two sisters, Grace Olsen and Lucille Hilton-Williamson; and one grandchild, Leslie Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Billye of Cambridge; a son, Dennis and wife, Linda of Cambridge; three daughters, Barbara and husband, Bob Roberts of Mesa, Ariz., Eunice and husband, Loren Rice of Lincoln and Margie and husband, Gregg Klocke of Manhattan, Kan.; stepchildren, Jim and wife, Sue McGooden of Ruskin, Fla., Mike and wife, Gloria McGooden of Siloma Springs, Ark., Roger McGooden of Broken Bow, Patrick of Wymore, Bob and wife, Bitsy Barrows of Denver, Colo., Jim Barrows of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Joe Barrows of Denver and Nancy and husband Gary Gray of Steamboat Springs; sister, Helen Jones of Cambridge; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge with the Rev. David Rowe officiating. A memorial services will follow, at 3 p.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Memorials are being accepted in his name at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.