The Seattle Times

Thursday December 30, 1976

Don S. Johnson dead at 83

At his request, there will be no funeral for Don S. Johnson, 83, a retired Seattle real-estate planning consultant and avid sportsman. He died Tuesday at his home in Freeland,Whidbey Island.

Born in Tacoma, Mr. Johnson moved to Seattle with his family at an early age. He was a member of the King County Planning Commission from 1935 to 1959 and was its chairman for several years.

He was chief inspector for the State Department of Fisheries for several years, during the administration of former Gov. Clarence Martin. In later years, he was a self-employed, real-estate planning consultant until his retirerment.

He was involved in a Committee that drafted the Washington State Pollution Control Act of 1945. He also was an organizer and honorary life president of the Seattle Poggie Club and the Washington State Sportsmen's Council. The council named him Washington's Outstanding Sportsman in 1935 and Old Timer Outdoorsman of the Year in 1959.

Mr. Johnson was a past president of the King County Outdoor Sports Council and the Seattle Steelhead Trout Club. He was an honorary member of the West Seattle Sportsmen's Club and the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred, and a daughter, Mrs. Iris Cathcart, Freeland.