Obituary: Edward Johnson |

Obituary: Edward Johnson

by staff

A celebration of life for Edward C. Johnson, 56, a longtime Carson City resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 1999, in the Stewart Baptist Church in Carson City.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in the Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

He was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Yakima, Wash., to Walter and Ruth Betty Johnson.

He authored the books, “Walker River Paiutes, A Tribal History.” He also contributed to publication articles titled, “The American Indian High School Dropout: The Magnitude of the Problem” and “The American Indian High School Graduate: After High School, What?” In 1984, he founded the Stewart Indian Museum and served as the curator and director.

He was a graduate of Carson High School in 1961 and University of Nevada, Reno, in 1971, with a bachelors degree in history.

He was a longtime resident of Carson City and a member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Shurz.

He served as staff consultant to the American Indian Policy Review Commission of the U.S. Congress, executive director of the Nevada State Indian Commission, Walker River Paiute Tribe chairman, editor for the Native Nevadans, and guest instructor of Indian Studies for the Western Nevada Community College and University of Nevada, Reno.

He was proceeded in death by his mother in 1956.

He is survived by his father, Walter Johnson, of Carson City; a sister Rosemary Felix of Reno; a nephew, Douglas Felix and a niece, Jolene Felix, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Immediately following the services, a potluck luncheon will be held.

Arrangements are being made by Walton’s Sierra Crematory in Carson City.