Donor Contact: Allen Johnson
Allen began the Boyd Johnson Scholarship in 2005 in memory of his father and after his mother died, expanded the name to include her. Allen’s nickname is AJ and in 2019 he established the AJ Johnson Scholarship.
BOYD E. JOHNSON May 6, 1924 – April 16, 2013
MARILYN L. JOHNSON September 5, 1927 – October 22, 2009
Marilyn and Boyd, both born in Boone County, Illinois, were married in Belvidere in 1946. They remained in the Belvidere area, raised 3 children, were members of the First United Methodist Church, and active in the VFW and Moose Lodge. Boyd served in the Army Air Force during World War II and worked as an Electrical Assembler for Barber-Colman Company for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Boyd enjoyed listening to country music, playing cards, woodworking and remodeling projects.Over the years, Marilyn worked for the Shady Lane, Dr. Shay, and in the cafeteria of Belvidere High School. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and attended a weekly breakfast group.