The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

August 6, 2013

Dean Leroy Johnson

Memorial services for Dr. Dean Leroy Johnson, 82, will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at Quail Springs United Methodist Church, 14617 N Pennsylvania Ave  Oklahoma City, OK 73134.

Dean was born September 18, 1930 in Lock Haven, Pa., to L. Sidney and Lulu Annabelle Shirk Johnson. A graduate of Lock Haven High School, he completed his dental degree at Temple University in 1954. Upon graduation Dean began a 20-year career in the United States Navy, culminating with a deployment at the Naval Graduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD where he taught removable prosthodontics and retired as Chief of Prosthodontics in 1974, while concurrently earning a Master’s Degree in Higher Education at George Washington University.

 In 1974 Dean began a second career on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. During 20 years of teaching, he authored numerous professional scientific publications and one textbook. He served as the chairman of Removable Prosthodontics and the director of the Graduate Prosthodontics program. He retired as professor emeritus in 1995. He served his profession in various capacities including president of the American College of Prosthodontics in 1982.

Dean’s third career was as a farmer, well known locally for his premium fresh asparagus. He was a longtime member of Quail Springs United Methodist Church, involved in both the adult small group and as a longtime teacher of an adult Sunday School class.

Dean was preceded in death by his older brother Ted.

He is survived by Sally, his wife of 60 years of the home; son Richard and wife Gay Johnson of Edmond, daughter Katherine and husband Sid Goodrich of Tulsa, Okla.; son Douglas and wife Jackie Johnson of Edmond, son Thomas and wife Lisa Johnson of Park City, Utah; grandchildren Braydn and Katie Johnson of Edmond, Stuart and Emma Johnson of Park City, and Dean Goodrich of Tulsa, and great-grandchild Hudson Johnson of Edmond.

Memorials and contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City, 1301 N.E. 14th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-2018, or online at http://www.rmhcokc.org/help/donate. Arrangements by Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Edmond.

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