Bill G. Johnson, 89, longtime resident of Nampa, Idaho passed away peacefully at home July 3, 2019 of complications due to age.
Bill was born December 29, 1929 to Cyrus and Maude Elizabeth Johnson; he was the 11th of 12 children.
Bills early years were spent growing up in and around Nampa and his summers were spent up in the mountains above Cascade where his family had a cabin at the top of the Snowshoe summit where they packed dudes into the Primitive area above Landmark, Pistol Creek, Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Burnt Log area.
Bill had a great love of horses and rodeo that started with his Dad and he passed that love onto many generations of his kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. He traveled to many regional rodeos to see them compete; he traveled to Las Vegas to see his nephew Dee Pickett compete in the National Finals many times. He was so proud of his accomplishments that he traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to see Dee inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2003. Bill was also very proud of himself for winning the saddle bronc competition at the Riggins Rodeo on May 12, 1957.
He worked many years in the Beef Packing Industry finally retiring in 2005 from SSI at the young age of 75.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and all of his 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son Todd Johnson (Keri), daughter Tracey Johnson, grandchildren; Johnny, Colby, Sam, R.J, Denise and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at Dakan Funeral Chapel followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Please feel free to share a condolence with the family.