It is with great sadness to report that Vernon Edwin Johnson passed away last Wednesday, August 21, 2013 after a 2 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Vern was born to Helen and Burt Johnson in San Jose, California on November 29, 1946. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1965, and went on to graduate from San Jose State College. He became a Union City police officer for 10 years, graduating up the ranks to detective then sergeant. After he left that position, he attained his real estate broker license and owned and operated the Stampede Night Club in Redding along with his close friend Ron Wakefield. In 1997 he met the love and joy of his life Nancy Fait, they married on June 13, 2001.
Vern's greatest pleasure was to be with his family and many friends. Vern was a wonderful husband, son, father, grandfather and friend. Vern was predeceased by his son Troy, sister Sue and brother Phillip. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, his devoted mother Helen Johnson, his 2 step-daughters Shelly Wheeler, husband Matt, Stacey Ricketts, husband Daniel and their families who honored him with 7 grandsons, Sean, Kyle, Ryan, Jackson, Daniel Jr., Preston and Evan. He will be so dearly missed by all that knew and loved him so much. Please join us in remembering Vernon by signing the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com