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Eldon Leo Johns
April 8, 1927 ~ May 22, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Eldon Leo Johns, age 96, of Long Creek, OR passed away on May 22, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held on June 10, 2023 at the Long Creek Highschool Gymnasium at 11:00A.M. A reception will follow at the 7th Day Adventist Church Friendship Hall, followed by an interment at the Fox Cemetery at 2:00 PM.
Eldon was born on April 8, 1927 in Fox, OR to Dewey Loys Johns and Goldie Ivy (Williams) Johns. He married Gwendolyn Filber in 1952, and together the two of them raised 2 sons and 4 daughters, who all serve The Lord and have families of their own. After 29 years of marriage, Gwen was called home to be with The Lord.
On July 22, 1984, in Hermiston, OR, Eldon married Beverly Ann Thom, bringing 3 more sons and 1 more daughter into his life. He worked for the State of Oregon as a Highway Maintenance Technician for 41 years before retiring on April 1, 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and was very active in the Long Creek Community Church.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Dewey and Goldie Johns, his first wife, Gwendolyn Elizabeth (Filber) Johns, and brothers Robert, Raymond and Conard Johns.
Survivors include his wife Beverly Johns of Long Creek; five sons, David (Julie) Johns of John Day, OR; Terry (Mara) Johns of Pendleton, OR; Mark Lambert of Kennewick, WA; George Lambert of Delta Junction, AK; and Dale (Sandy) Lambert of Mt. Home, ID; five daughters, Linda Hunt of Long Creek, OR; Janet (Larry) Hampton of Vancouver, WA; Jolene (Ron) Burnette of Ritter, OR; Gina (Dwayne) Barry of John Day, OR; and Suzie (David) Lesser of Walla Walla, WA; brother, George Johns (Kim) of John Day, OR; Sisters, Evelyn Heagle of Fossil, OR; Winona Jones of Enterprise, OR; and Wanda Johns Fossil, OR; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Long Creek Community Church Youth Group through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.