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John Johns

John Johns

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12/27/18 11:25 PM #1    

Gayle Kelly

John Vernon Johns

June 7, 1949 - Sept. 27, 2017

John Vernon Johns was born in, Lincoln, Nebraska on June 7, 1949 to Vernon and Lillie (Hilligas) Johns.

He served honorably in the United States Navy from February 1968 to December 1971. He served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Cocopa. He was awarded the National Defense Service and Vietnam Service Medals.

He married Carol Witt Young on October 5, 1985 in Banning, California.

Mr. Johns retired as Chief Engineer from Lawrence Welk Desert Oasis Country Club after 19 years of service.

He was an avid fisherman and loved to go camping. He enjoyed bowling for more than twenty years. He also loved to ride motorcycles. He was founder and Past President of Star 460 Motorcycle Group. For several years he met with friends and other motorcyclist for an early cup of coffee and conversation every morning at 5:30am at the Starbucks in La Quinta.

Mr. Johns is survived by his loving wife Carol Johns of La Quinta, his two daughters; Rebecca Zerba of Pratt, KS and Lisa Hill of Bloomington, CA, two stepdaughters; Cheryle Lopez of Rohnert Park, CA and Deborah Heffernan of Homosassa, FL. Four siblings; Joe (Terrill), Julie (Andy), Jennifer (Terry) and Jeff (Beth). Two sisters-in-law; Judy Cox and Bonnie (Fred) Jacobsen. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Bonnie (Harvey) Sieck.

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Christ of the Desert Chapel in Palm Desert at eleven o'clock in the morning.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Rose Mortuary, 44-650 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 773-6500.


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