Mr. Christopher Mason Johnson, age 64, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Grand Haven, Michigan. He was born on March 14, 1948 in Muskegon, Michigan to Frank E. and Flora (Mason) Johnson. Chris graduated from Mona Shores High School in 1966 and from GVSU in 1970 with a major in Spanish. A man of wide-ranging interests, he moved in 1976 to Pleasant Shade, TN where he lived for 32 years pursuing music, organic farming, woodworking, and the teaching and practice of massage therapy and Tai Chi. Through all of his endeavors, Chris touched and enriched the lives of countless people. In 2008, he returned to Muskegon to be near family as he faced, with grace and dignity, a long and debilitating illness. Chris’ family expresses deep gratitude for the loving, compassionate care given by the entire staff of Lakeshore Assisted Living at Seville in Grand Haven, MI. Many thanks also to Hospice of North Ottawa for the comfort they provided.
Son, Clay Swindle of Mount Juliet, TN; 2 sisters, Jennifer (Bill) Grow of Whitehall, Amy (Mike) Pascarella of Westborough, MA; 2 brothers, Jeffrey L. Johnson of North America, Timothy A. Johnson of Sutton, MA; nephews and nieces, Laura and David Grow, John, Matthew and Katelyn Pascarella; and BFF Birthe Johannesen. Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Flora Johnson.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM to noon, with a time of sharing at 11:00 AM at Clock Chapel-Muskegon, MI. Memorial: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Baruch Ministries or Hospice of North Ottawa.