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Kenneth "Rass" Morton Johnson

February 7, 1913 - August 22, 2007

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 29th, at 18th and Long Church of Christ. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Kenneth Morton Johnston, age 94, of Sweet Home, passed away August 22, 2007. He was born in Greenville, Kentucky to Irvin Morton and Lela Ruth (Cornette) Johnston.

Kenneth moved to Bakersfield, California in 1932 from Greenville, Kentucky. He found work as landscaper, eventually becoming a Landscape Architect Engineer. He moved to Oregon in 1939. He attended NW Christian College, and later finished schooling at Butler University in Indiana.

Kenneth served in many ministries, including Kern Park Christian Church in Portland, Oregon. He served in various colleges (NW Christian College, Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Puget Sound Christian College in Edmonds, Washington) and served as a Field Representative with Oregon Christian Convention. Kenneth served in many different pastorals: Dallas, Oregon, Sheridan, and Indiana.

He served as Minister at Sweet Home Church of Christ at 18th and Long. He continued to serve in the congregation as an Elder until his passing.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Gail Dell, of Turner, Oregon; one sister, Anna Lee Warren, of Greenville, Kentucky; and his nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Christy (Mario) Bernal, of Lakeview, Oregon, Jason (Tina) Cawthorn, of Clackamas, Oregon, and Mark Cawthorn of Gresham, Oregon; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Perry; son, Wayne Johnston; and brother, William “Bill” Johnson.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 29th, at 18th and Long Church of Christ. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.