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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Gary Lynn Johnson

September 17, 1947July 21, 2020

Gary L Johnson, 72, of Las Vegas, NV passed away peacefully and honorably at home on July 21, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Gary was born on September 17, 1947, in Ashland, OR. the son of Harvey and Lola Johnson. Gary grew up in a loving and devoted family with not only his siblings, but, many of his cousins nearby. Gary enjoyed his younger years with family until his enlistment into the United States Marine Corps. Gary joined the Marines during the Vietnam War and continued to serve his country for 22 honorable years prior to retiring in 1988. His time in the Corps brought him much joy and satisfaction. He often said it was a pleasure and he had a good time serving his country. Gary formed friendships which lasted a lifetime even though the actual time spent together may have been short. Gary’s proudest moment in the Corps was being a co-founder for the original Marine Corps Aviation Museum at Brown Field, Quantico, VA. Upon his retirement from the Corps, Gary moved to Las Vegas, NV where he started working at Binion’s Horseshoe. Once again, he found comradery amongst those he worked with which eased his transition into civilian life. After 5 years of working at the Horseshoe, Gary moved to the MGM Grand. Gary became a Security Supervisor and worked different shifts before settling into the role of outside Supervisor. Gary, again, found friendship and comradery with everyone he had worked with or supervised. Gary was proud of his outside team. After his retirement in 2012, Gary was privileged to continue those friendships with occasional lunches and visits. In the end, it was important to Gary to let everyone know, if on occasion you think of him, do so not with sorrow or sadness, but, with joy and happiness, as that is what each one of you, in your own way, brought to his life. Preceding him in death is his father Harvey, stepdad Bill Carley, son Sean Johnson: brother Terry Edward Johnson; sisters Glenna May Johnson, Carolyn June Carley, Marilyn Jean Carley, Muriel Joy Carley; and Brother-in-law Edward Frankewich. Gary is survived by his wife Ann; son Scott (MaryBeth) Johnson; daughter Teresa Johnson; mother Lola Carley; brother Randy (Collette) Johnson; sisters Marilyn (Gene) Troutman, Kristy (Bubba) Goldman, Cynthia (Roger) Jameson and Kelly Johnson: Brother-in-laws Paul (Yvonne) Frankewich, and Jim Frankewich,; Sister-in-laws Susan Frankewich, Carol Frankewich, Diane Frankewich, and Nancy Frankewich; 5 Grandchildren (Brittney, Nicole, Zyon, Skuyler, and Aislinn); 2 great grandchildren (Dallas and Emmett); and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Palm Mortuary – Northwest on Friday August 7 2020 at 10 am with interment immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas or National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.

Services

7 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Palm Northwest Mortuary

Chapel

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

7 August

Committal Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Palm Northwest Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Memories

Gary Lynn Johnson

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Dale Holland

July 26, 2020

A wonderful person to work with. Compassionate, honest and true to his word. The Lord was ready for him and he is no longer suffering. RIP my friend. I salute you!!

Ed Crusie

July 26, 2020

I first met Gary many years ago while in the United States Marine Corps. We were both serving aboard Marine Corps Airstation Tustin, Ca. I have never met a better man or Marine than Gary. Gary was the type of person who would not only give you the shirt off his back, he would give you anything else you needed. Gary was seldom in other than a good mood. Gary always brought the best out of anybody he was near. Semper Fi my brother, thank you for your service, condolence to your family.

Gilda Lewis

July 26, 2020

Gary was always a sweet and caring man! What a wonderful husband to my dear friend Ann. We loved getting together with them even after a # of years might pass and we’d gather at the Olive Garden! He will be truly missed.