Born in a logging camp in Oregon, Johnny lived in camps for many years and became a top-notch loader operator, working for many logging operations in Shasta, Trinity, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.
Over the years Johnny made lots of friends and we will miss his enthusiasm for life. We will miss seeing him and his dog, Ace, and his visits and stories or seeing his new invention or discovering he had bought a helicopter and was going to learn how to fly it out back. Maybe he had invented a bike to drive on the railroad tracks or possibly took up racecar driving and golf.
Johnny’s true love was the wonder of nature and he became an avid photographer, spending many hours in the woods to get the perfect shot. He was very grateful to the neighbors who allowed him access to the ranches and his old stomping grounds for these hours of pleasure.
The family would like to thank Shirley, Additi and Barbara for their kindness and hard work in caring for Johnny while fighting cancer. Thanks, Guys.
A potluck will be held at the Blocksburg Town Hall in Blocksburg on July 28, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate Johnny Bee’s life.