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9/17/2013 11:56:00 AM
Rees Johnson

Rees Johnson died Sept. 5. He was 75.

Mr. Johnson was born April 22, 1938, in Portland. He grew up in Tigard and graduated from Tigard High School in 1955. From 1955-‘59, he served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Yale University in 1963 and Yale Law School in 1966. He married MaryAnne Gormley in 1966, and they moved to Portland. In 1971, he formed the law firm Shannon & Johnson. In private practice for more than 40 years, he retired in 2008.

He was preceded in death by parents, Esther Rees and John Johnson; and brother, Warren Johnson. He is survived by his wife Ginger, Portland; son, Peter Johnson (Laura), Philadelphia; daughter, Sarah Santisteven (Shane), Canby; one granddaughter; sister, Carol Young, Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Thomas More Church in Portland.

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