It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Brian Christopher Johnson, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend whose time on this earth was tragically cut short. But in those 28 short years, Brian was able to touch so many hearts, and anyone who knew him would call it an honor and a privilege.
Brian was born to James and Janice Johnson in Snoqualmie, WA, on May 21, 1995. He was the baby brother to Levi-who was his role model and best friend. The family was blessed to live very near to their extended family, so Levi and Brian were surrounded by many Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Birthdays, Holidays, and special occasions were always celebrated together.
Brian attended school at Fall City Elementary, continued his education at Snoqualmie Middle School and finally through the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Transitional Learning Center, where he graduated in 2016. Throughout his academic career, he made many friends and many memories!
Brian loved spending time at the Fall City Fire Department after school and sometimes during! He loved being in the firehouse with all their firefighting equipment, which fascinated him. The firemen treated him like family. He also loved the military and was often spotted with anything camo-colored.
Brian was born with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, but that never slowed him down. He was adept at deconstructing any household appliance, motor, or anything with moving parts. He was a competitor in the Special Olympics, where he won a medal in Basketball, his favorite sport.
All these things contributed to him being fairly independent, and he most recently helped construct a storage unit for his grandparents. Even though he had learned some of the independence skills, he was always a foundation of strength for his mother. In the last several years, Brian and his Mom were nearly inseparable. When he wasn’t with his Mom, he spent a great deal of time with his Grandparents in North Bend, with his Aunt’s in North Bend, or with his Uncle in Fall City.
Brian was a bright light in this world, and it was extinguished much too soon, leaving an immense void in all the lives he touched. He will be missed for his quick wit, exceptional comedic timing, illuminating and enlightening conversations, infectious smile and laugh, and the unconditional love he gave to everyone who had the privilege to know him.
Brian leaves behind a very large extended family that includes the most important person in the world to him, his mother, Janice Johnson. His Father, James Johnson, will also miss him dearly. He will also be deeply missed by his role model, best friend, brother Levi Johnson (Alex), and niece Peyton.
He is also survived by his Grandparents, Lois and John Haglund and multiple Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends, who are all shocked and devastated beyond belief at his passing. Brian will be forever missed.
We will be having a Celebration of Life at Vasa Hall on 12/3/2023 from 1 pm-3 pm. Please join us in celebrating Brian.
10530 324th Pl. SE
Issaquah WA 98927
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