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Robert A. "Bob" Johnson ( Missoula 1951 )

posted: Aug 13, 2020

Bob, 88, died March 8, 2017, in Dallas, OR. He was born April 15, 1929, in Superior, WI. Bob grew up in Superior where he graduated from high school before attending the University of Idaho where he got his degree in Forestry in 1952. He jumped at Missoula 1951-52 while attending the university.

Bob started with the BLM cruising timber in Salem, OR. He was then hired by Boise Cascade in Valsetz, OR where he worked until his retirement as logging and timber manager in 1991.

In 1968 Bob purchased a 70-acre farm with timber and fields and planted 20 acres of Christmas trees. He managed and sold them for a number of year as well as logging the timber at intervals and replanting. In his later years he let the Christmas trees grow into timber and harvested them as they grew into merchantable timber. In 1996 he was recognized as the Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year for Polk County.