David Kent Johnson


Published Nov 30, 2011 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Sept. 27, 1938 - Nov. 16, 2011

David Kent was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. His father, David H. Johnson, was Chief of Police of Portland during Dave's teenage years. He spent a brief time in the Army Reserves. He married Carole Skoog in 1957. They had three children, David Scott, Kristal, and Jenneen.

Dave later married Hope Alliano. Dave dedicated his entire life to public service. From Oregon State Police to Wasco County Under Sheriff to Federal Agent with National Marine Fisheries Service to Crooked River Ranch Volunteer Fire Association. He was recognized for many achievements throughout his career.

After retirement, Dave and Hope enjoyed RVing, eventually buying a second property in Yuma, AZ.

He was loved by all whose lives he touched for his amazing positive attitude and caring heart.

Dave is survived by his wife, Hope; his three children, son-in-law, Tom Sauvain; two step-children, Glenn and Suzanne Alliano, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Fred Koudele.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the Crooked River Ranch Fire Hall. Donations in his name may be made to the CRR Volunteer Fire Dept., 6971 Shad Road, CRR, OR 97760.