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George Kenneth Johnson

Aug 18, 1951 - Jun 03, 2021


George Kenneth Johnson, age 69, passed away peacefully on June 3rd after a long battle with cancer. George, or "Ken" as he liked to be called, was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 18th, 1951. He was the only child of the late George William Johnson and Evelyn Collins Johnson. Soon after graduat...


Jun 25

Celebration of Life

Friday, June 25, 2021
9:30 am

Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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George Kenneth Johnson

August 18, 1951 - June 03, 2021

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T Tribute Store June 21, 2021

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of George Kenneth Johnson by Tribute Store. Send Flowers

J Jill Coughlin June 21, 2021

My sympathies to Dr. Johnson's family and staff. As a patient, I found him calm and reassuring every time I had a question. He was very professional and will be missed. May you have many wonderful memories to provide you comfort and peace.

Jill Coughlin

R Randy Lee, O.D. June 18, 2021

Ken and I served together as Volunteers for the American Optometric Association and as VSP Board Members. I appreciated and admired Ken as a committee member, as an optometrist and as a friend.
My daughters and I attended a Fiesta Bowl in 2014 in which Boise State, our alma mater, played Arizona in Glendale. We invited Ken to join us. It was an unusually cold winter day for Arizona, my memory says it was in the low 30's, overcast and chilly. And even though Ken was from Ohio, he definitely hated cold weather. When he picked us up at the hotel, he was wearing a heavy winter coat, mittens, a scarf and stocking cap plus he had hand warmers and warm blankets. One of my daughters said to Ken, "You know this is an indoor stadium, don't you?" Never-the-less, Ken kept his coat on throughout the entire game, even though most of us shed all of our warm clothes as the game and the crowd warmed up. We had a great time with Ken and although I talked with him on the phone several times and had dinner with him on two other occasions, I sadly have not spoken with him for a long time, and regret that I will not enjoy his company again in this lifetime.
Ken was as proud of his two children as any father could be and my family and I sent our condolences to Cora, William and Christina.
Randy Lee, O.D.

Y Yvonne and David Knaack June 18, 2021

We have been patients of Dr. Johnson for many years. We are very sad to hear that he has passed. I always enjoyed talking to him. He was caring and trusted. Our condolences to his family and staff.

P Pat Bogner June 17, 2021

Dr. Johnson was our doctor since he was employed by Sears, over 30 years ago. He was loved by all those who were lucky enough to have chosen him as their doctor. To Cora and the children, our condolences for your loss.

P Patty and Steve Holley June 16, 2021

Dr.Johnson was our doctor for over 40 years. That says a lot when you can trust something as important as your vision to one person and the caring environment he created along with his staff. We will certainly miss his big smile and great care. Condolences to his family as well as his staff family. So sad to learn of his passing.

L Lois & Fran Leggett June 16, 2021

We have been patients of Dr. Johnson since we moved here 10 years ago. He was a very kind, patient man w/ his clients. We will miss him very much!! Our condolences to his family & staff!! Fran & Lois Leggett

R Rick Bigham June 16, 2021

I was a patient of Dr. Johnson for many years. A very caring and patient man. My condolences to the family, friends, and staff. Rest in peace, Dr Johnson

R Rick and Susan Kimsey June 16, 2021

Dr Johnson was a life changer for us. My husband has a difficult prescription and Dr. Johnson was the only one who would hang in there with him to get it right. If we moved out of Arizona, we would travel back here to be able to keep him as our Dr. He was also a fine gentleman who we consider a friend. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family. Rick and Susan Kimsey

D Debra Rohden June 15, 2021

My condolences to Dr Johnson's family. He was my eye doctor for years. He always come into the room with a smile on his face.

S Sarah Militano June 15, 2021

Please accept my sympathy to you and your dear family at the loss of Dr. Johnson. He was a gentle and caring doctor. My condolences to you.

V Vicki June 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to Dr. Johnson's family and friends. He was my eye doctor for the last several years and his warmth and kindness will be missed. His smile says it all in the care he provided to his patients. You were a one of kind Dr. Johnson! I am better for knowing you!
Vicki Kinstner

K Kim Willoughby June 15, 2021

Comfort, Strength and Hope for right now and all the days ahead wishing you and your family strength and peace. He was my eye doctor for many years and the best. I will miss him greatly.

I Ida June 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to Dr. Johnson's family, who he loved so much and spoke of so fondly. He hid the severity of his illness very well. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. His care and concern for his patients was a quality rarely found. He'll be greatly missed.

C C. Rowland June 15, 2021

I found Dr. Johnson about 20 years ago. It’s never a good sign when the technician excuses herself from the pre-exam and doctor walks in to see what’s on the screen. “You have the most wrinkled corneas I’ve ever seen.” Due to ill fitting contact lenses, my corneas were not getting oxygen. Dr. Johnson worked with me for the next several months; every two weeks ordering new lenses, and slowly improving the shape of the cornea. All of this was at no charge to me. I only paid for the original appointment and my new pair of contacts. I thank him for saving my eyesight.

K Karen Watt June 15, 2021

I was a patient of Dr. Johnson for many years. I will miss his sweet smile and laugh. I was so impressed with him that I had all my children see him as well, alas, bad eye sight runs in our family. My condolences go out to his wife and children, that we spoke about often during my eye exams, he was proud of his family. He was such a character. God bless him.

J Jim Shanley June 14, 2021

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Johnson He was a wonderful Dr. and I enjoyed his personality. He had a great "bedside" manner and I always looked forward to seeing him. I will miss him My thoughts and prayers to his family and to his staff

K Kim Bobrowitz June 14, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Johnson. My two sons and I have been a patient of his for many years. We loved him and his great personality. He was the sweetest man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and office staff.

C Carole Fuller June 14, 2021

Carole Fuller....So sorry to hear this. He was such a caring man. Wonderful doctor, the very best. My deepest sympathy to his family. Rest In Peace Dr. Johnson.

K Kristina Gallarzo June 14, 2021

Dr. Johnson supported my children at Northwest Christian School for many years through the State of Arizona tax credit system and he was also our doctor for many years. We will never forget his kindness and generosity. Kristina Gallarzo and Family

L Lou Perkins June 14, 2021

Dr. Johnson was one of the kindest men I have come across. I always enjoyed seeing him. He was cheerful and always had a gentle and thoughtful way of describing things. I will miss him very very much. Prayers and condolences to the family.

L Lisa CP June 14, 2021

I was a patient of Dr. Johnson's for many years. I will always remember his patience with his nice drawn out, "which is better, oooooonnnne or twoooooooo". Prayers for his family.

M Moira McSpadden June 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Cora, William and Christina at this time. May God comfort all of you and the rest of the family and his friends at this time. He was a very special doctor and man and I know he will be greatly missed now and in the days to come.
Moira McSpadden

J Jim Winnick June 14, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Hope And Healing was purchased for the family of George Kenneth Johnson by Jim Winnick. Send Flowers

S Sharon Kapetanovic & Bill McCullough June 12, 2021

Our warmest and most sincere sympathy. Ken's smile, warm and caring heart will forever be remembered.Tranquil Hearts was purchased for the family of George Kenneth Johnson by Sharon Kapetanovic & Bill McCullough. Send FlowersA tree was also planted in memory of George Kenneth Johnson

R Rhonda Sandhagen June 11, 2021

Rest in PeaceMemorial Tree was purchased for the family of George Kenneth Johnson by Rhonda Sandhagen. Plant a tree

P Pat Barry OD June 10, 2021

We hear of this untimely passing of my colleague with utter shock and with deep regrets and heavy hearts. We were totally unprepared for this tragic news; we had no idea that this beautiful human being was in such a dire state. So ,so saddened that Cora you have lost your beloved , Ken.
Kathy and I wish to extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to you , Cora , your beautiful children and to all of your families. It has been way to long that we've been together professionally and personally, but we hold so many precious memories so dear to our hearts of this absolutely beautiful man and you his beloved.
He was a consummate , dedicated and selfless professional in all that did and represented. You were blessed with a wonderful man , a devoted husband and father. He was a highly respected , honored and revered practitioner. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
We pray for you, your children and family to find solace and peace knowing that his legacy will live on within all of us , his patients and his dear friends.
God Bless you and remember, that he will sit at the right hand of our Father with that glorious beautiful loving smile and that infectious laugh that touched us all, deeply!
With our Love , Pat and Kathy Barry

L LeRoy, Linda, Courtney Cody Russell June 10, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of George Kenneth Johnson by LeRoy, Linda, Courtney Cody Russell. Plant a tree

P Pauline Lentowski June 9, 2021

Dr. Johnson, you will be missed. My family and I have seen you for almost 20 years - you have been our family "eye Doc". Our condolences to your family and staff at Advanced Eye Care; you will be missed. Pauline Lentowski and Family

M Michael Hanley June 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our condolences go out to Cora and the children from Mary and me. I shared some wonderful years with Ken on the AZOA board of directors. I gained so much from Ken in that time and the following years, and I have always admired his sense of values. There were many patients that I shared in caring for with him, and they always showed so much appreciation for him. You will always be a part of me!
Michael Hanley

S Stacey Meier June 9, 2021

You will be missed my friend! The profession of optometry and the people of Arizona have benefitted greatly because of your unselfish dedication and commitment. Your legacy will live on.

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