Roger Dale Johnson, 55, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande and Union, died March 22 after an extended illness. Services are planned for a later date. Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho is in charge of arrangements.

Roger was born Nov. 9, 1952, to Burnies and Metta (King) Johnson in La Grande. He attended schools in Union and graduated from Union High School in 1971. He then served in the Army.

Roger moved to Idaho Falls in 1988 and worked for Anderson Lumber until his health began to decline. He took great pride in his son, Tanner.

He is survived by his son, Tanner, of Renton, Wash.; parents, Burnies and Metta Johnson; brother, Gary and his wife, Lou, of Union; sister, Glenda McDonald and her husband, Ron, of La Grande; sister, Nela Sanchez of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 29, 2008 – Published March 27, 2008.