Ralph G. Johnson III  ’66

Ralph G. Johnson III  ’66 died on December 11, 2023, in Round Rock, Texas.

(The following was provided by Cook Walden-Davis Funeral Home in December 13, 2023:)

Ralph G. Johnson III  ’66

Dr. Ralph Gordon Johnson III passed away peacefully in Round Rock, Texas, on December 11, 2023, at the age of 79. He was born in Douglas, Arizona, and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, where he was a graduate of Brockton High School and then Bowdoin College. Ralph then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD degree. As a member of the ROTC at Bowdoin, Ralph then decided to join the military. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career, completing his residency as a pediatric dentist and his board certification during his twenty-seven years with the United States Army. Ralph retired at the rank of colonel, being awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, five Army Achievement Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, and two Overseas Service Medals. After his career in the Army, Ralph spent five years in Saudi Arabia working for the Saudi Aramco Oil Company. He and his wife, Cathy, then settled in Lakeway, Texas, where they quickly met many great friends. Ralph was a kind and generous man, a devoted husband, and a loving father. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the center of his universe.

}Ralph enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved food and traveling, always taking advantage of his different assignments in the United States and Europe to explore new places and seek out new experiences. His friends and family knew that football was his biggest passion. He played in high school and college and loved the game. It was often joked that Ralph would stop the car to watch a Pee-Wee football game. He was always known for his quick wit and incredible sense of humor and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

He is predeceased by his parents, Ralph G. Johnson, Jr., and Charlene Johnson, sister, Charlene Sandra Holmes, and wife, Cathy Johnson. He is survived by his brother, Charles Johnson, his children, Christine Ritter and Brian Johnson, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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