Theodore “Ted” Johnson


Theodore “Ted” Johnson, 67 of Cottage Grove passed away October 18, 2021.  Ted was born in Portland, Oregon to parents David and Elsie (Kalmen) Johnson. 

After graduating from Milwaukie High School, Ted attended Portland State University. Ted was a wildland firefighter and worked for the US Forest Service for over 30 years.  He enjoyed hiking, camping, cross country skiing, being outdoors, the wilderness, music, books, travel, art and architecture, and spending time with his family and dog. He married Susan Fredericks in 1989, and while remaining friends, they divorced in 2009. 

Ted is survived by his son Erik Johnson of Cottage Grove; his brother Martin Johnson of San Anselmo, California; and sister Dorothea Lee of Portland, Oregon.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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