NameStephen Johnson Jr. LCDR USN(Ret) 1517,1518
Birth26 Nov 1931, Friend, Saline Co, NE
ChristenFriend, Saline Co, NE
OccupationUSN 49-75, Professor 75-82, Computer Store Prop. 82-94
EducationHS'49, BSEE'61, MSEE'66
Birth24 Feb 1936, Bruno, Marion Co, AR
OccupationElementary Teacher 71-96
EducationHS, BA, BS, MS
Marriage26 Jan 1956, Yuma, Yuma, AZ
Notes for Stephen Johnson Jr. LCDR USN(Ret)
Steve was born in Friend, Nebraska where he lived with his sister, mother and grandmother, and went to grade school. In 1945 he moved to Lincoln to live with his father and Doris, a stepmother, where he graduated from Lincoln High. While still in high school, he joined the Naval Reserve. After high school, he attended the University of Nebraska for one year. When the Korean war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy, and served in Korea. In 1956 he married Nancy, then was awarded a scholarship at Purdue University, and advanced to Chief Petty Officer in 1957. In 1960, he attended OCS and became an Ensign, returned to Purdue and in 1961 graduated with a BSEE. From 1963 to 1966 he attended the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and received a MSEE. In 1968, the family with four daughters was transferred to NAS Whidbey where Steve retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1975. Since his retirement from the Navy, Steve has been a college teacher and computer store owner and is living on a tree farm-natural area near Marblemount and Rockport, WA, where he and Nancy have built a house. He is now retired, doing volunteer work with The League of Women Voters, the Upper Skagit Library, gardening, wood and metal working, and working on genealogy.
From The Friend Sentinel, Dec 3 1931
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Johnson are the parents of a son, Stephen Jr., born Nov 26 1931.