Walter Ardell Johnson, Sr. was born on February 16, 1927 at the Rowley Hospital, to John Linley and Mary Kathrine (O’Brien) Johnson in Mount Vernon. On June 7, 2019 he passed away at a care facility in Mount Vernon. He is survived by his children, Patty (Larry) McCormick, Carol (Gene) Johnson, Mary (Jeff) Hartshorn, Walter Johnson, Jr. and Heidi (Mike) Riley; son-in-law, Ellery Gage; many grandchildren as well as many great grandchildren. Walter is preceded in death by his parents John L. and Mary K. Johnson; Dorothy Johnson; daughter, Christie Lynn Gage, granddaughters Naomi Hartshorn and Jennifer Wilbur; brothers, John, Bill and Joe Johnson; niece and nephew Steve and Linda Jablonski. Memorials are suggested in Walter’s name to NAMI, https://www.nami.org/# or Skagit County Search and Rescue, https://skagitcountysar.com/. A graveside service will be held for Walter on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 at the Fir-Conway Lutheran Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church. You may read Walter’s complete obituary and offer his family condolences and share memories online at www.kernfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.