Brent Alan Johnson’s spirit was welcomed into Heaven on Thursday, October 20. 2022, when he passed away peacefully at home. This past July he experienced a sudden discovery of terminal cancer without a possible cure. He underwent radiation and chemo at UCSF before coming home to be with his family. He was kept comfortable at home by his wife, children, and care from Covenant Care. The weeks that followed treatment were spent cherishing time with his wife, family, and loved ones until the Lord brought him home.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend. He led by example in how to serve the Lord, be a good spouse, and taught his children all the life lessons needed to be contributing members of society and more importantly to serve God. He met his wife Lupe in July of 1989, and they married in June of 1991. They celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in June. They had three children, Melinda, Jacob, and Sofia and they were blessed with three grandkids. Their marriage was not only a wonderful example to their children but to anyone who had the privilege of seeing them together. Brent always encouraged his family to chase their ambitions, believing they could accomplish anything, and stood by their sides as a solid support system. Many of the people that knew him remembered him for his quiet but firm nature — he never wavered in doing what was right. He was the definition of leading without words.
Brent was born in Turlock on December 11, 1966 to George and Judy Johnson. While he had no biological siblings, Brent made friendships in his youth that lasted his lifetime. He attended Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in 1985. While in high school he was active in sports, specifically football, and was recognized for his skills at playing both offensive and defensive lineman positions. He attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated in 1990 with a degree in Agriculture Management.
Following graduation, Brent was fortunate to gain experience in the almond industry by working for Theron Shamgochian Sr. at Monte Cristo. In 1995 Brent went on to open up B&B Marketing with Bob Manseau, where they brokered almonds and walnuts. He enjoyed his work and was well-respected in the industry. He and Lupe had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places while attending International Tree Nut Council.
For years the family attended Calvary Baptist Church where Brent served on the Overseer Board representing Properties and was very involved in church projects. His love for agriculture eventually led to farming his own ranches out in Oakdale, and that was something he thoroughly enjoyed.
While he was an extremely hard worker, time with family was of the utmost importance to Brent. He’d regularly leave work to be sure and attended every sporting event, every award ceremony, and even some band and orchestra concerts he probably wished his kids didn’t get involved in. Many memories were made on family vacations. He especially like going to Yellowstone. He not so secretly wanted a cabin in Montana but knew Lupe wouldn’t like the bitter cold. Birthday and anniversary trips were often made to Carmel. The most recent being in February when Brent booked a home for all eleven of his loved ones to stay at.
Brent was preceded in death by his father Arnold George Johnson and is survived by his wife Lupe, children Melinda, Jacob, and Sofia, and mother Judy Johnson. He also leaves behind three beautiful grandchildren, Charley and Regan Anderson and Sawyer Johnson.
He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 700 E. Monte Vista Ave. in Turlock, California on November 19th at 10:30am with reception to follow.