Linda Gayle Johnson Ward

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Linda Gayle Johnson Ward Valt

Born: 15 July 1951

Kleberg, Dallas, Texas

Family links:
Parents:
Edward Leroy Johnson (1918 – 1956)
Dorothy Jean Williams Johnson (1925 – 2001)

Spouse: Dennis Ward

Married: 

Children:

Angela, and Tanya Ward 

Divorced:

Spouse: Dennis “Dino” Valt

Married:

Birth: Jul. 15, 1951
Kleberg
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Death: 23 June 1995
Jefferson County
Texas, USA 

Siblings:
Lewis Gene Marshall (1942 – 2006)**
Etta Louise Johnson Wilson (1956 – 2017)*

*Sibling
**Half-sibling

Burial: 
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown. 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jan 09, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 175118620

Name: Linda Gayle Johnson
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 15 Jul 1951
Event Place: Kleberg, Dallas Co, Texas
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: Edward Leroy Johnson
Mother’s Name: Dorothy Jean Williams
Certificate Number:
Citing this Record
“Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VDX9-V2S : accessed 18 Mar 2013), Dorothy Jean Williams in entry for Linda Gayle Johnson, 1951.

Name Linda Ward
Event Type Death
Event Date 23 Jun 1995
Event Place Jefferson, Texas
Gender Female
Citing this Record
“Texas Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ8G-ZW7 : 24 May 2014), Linda Ward, 23 Jun 1995; from “Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number , Jefferson, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.

Linda Ward

mentioned in the record of Dorothy Johnson

Name Linda Ward
Gender Female
Mother Dorothy Johnson
Husband Dennis Ward
Other information in the record of
from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Deceased
Name Dorothy Johnson
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 22 Jul 2001
Event Place Texas, United States
Residence Place Baytown, Texas
Gender Female
Age 76
Birth Year (Estimated) 1925
Death Date 19 Jul 2001
Newspaper Baytown Sun, The
Spouse and Children
Dennis Ward 
Husband Male

Parents and Siblings
Etta Wilson Sister Female
Lewis Marshall Brother Male
Eddie Johnson Brother Male
Garry Johnson Brother Male
Others on Record
Terri Johnson Sister-in-Law Female
Edward Johnson Brother Male
Linda Ward Self Female
Robert Wilson Brother-in-Law Male
Randa Johnson Sister-in-Law Female
Sandra Unknown Female
Rhonda Unknown Female
Deana Unknown Female
Edward Unknown Male
Reuben Unknown Male
Shellon Unknown Unknown
Kimberly Unknown Female
Tonya Ward Daughter Female
Angela Ward Daughter  Female
Tiffany Johnson Niece Female
Garry Jr Johnson Nephew Male
Tamara Michelle Wilson Niece Female
Tracy Lynn Wilson Niece Female
Sara Ann Wilson Niece Female
Citing this Record
“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2R-JNH6 : 25 October 2016), Linda Ward in entry for Dorothy Johnson, Texas, United States, 22 Jul 2001; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Baytown Sun, The, born-digital text.

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My BFF, Etta Louise (Johnson) Wilson, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas

Corpus Christi Beach, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, where me and Etta spent many summers with her Uncle Albert Junkert

Etta Louise Johnson and Albert Junkert, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, June 1969

Sally Ann Frederick & Albert Junkert, June 1969, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas

Etta Louise Johnson Wilson with her grandbaby, Oct. 2014, Baytown, Harris, Texas

Birth: Oct. 8, 1956

Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Death: Jan. 2, 2017
Baytown
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Daughter of Edward Leroy Johnson, Sr. and Dorothy Jean (Williams) Johnson.

Wife of Robert Eugene Wilson, who died before her of Cancer in 2013.
Children: Tamara Michelle, Tracy Lynn, and Sara Ann Wilson.

Etta and I were best friends = BFF. We grew up across the street from each other on Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas from 1956-1969.

Etta’s father, Edward Leroy Johnson Sr., died when Etta was seven weeks of age in 1956, so I never knew him.

“Born on October 8, 1956 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, Etta Wilson passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones in Baytown, Harris, Texas.
She was a 1975 graduate of Galena Park High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially spoiling all of her grand babies. She was known by the family for her extraordinary cooking. She was an extremely creative and crafty woman. She was always known for her caring heart and angelic smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Dorothy Johnson; husband, Robert Wilson and sister, Linda Ward.
She is survived by her daughters: Tamara Wilson, Tracy Wilson and Sara Wilson; granddaughters, Winnie, Peyton, Chloe, Emily, Ariel and Anabelle Wilson; brothers, Eddie Johnson; wife Randa, and Garry Johnson.”
A visitation was held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10-11a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown, TX with a funeral service that followed at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park, Houston, Harris, Texas.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX 77521, (281)422-8111.

Name: Etta Louise Johnson
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 08 Oct 1956
Event Place: Nueces, Texas
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: Edward Leroy Johnson
Mother’s Name: Dorothy Jean Williams
Certificate Number:
Citing this Record
“Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VDHZ-CF5 : accessed 18 Mar 2013), Dorothy Jean Williams in entry for Etta Louise Johnson, 1956.

Name Robert E Wilson
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 03 Nov 1978
Event Place Harris, Texas, United States
Age 25
Birth Year (Estimated) 1953
Spouse’s Name Etta L Johnson
Spouse’s Age 22
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1956
Certificate Number 163320
Affiliate County Code 101
Citing this Record
“Texas Marriages, 1966-2010,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYQX-KR1 : 6 December 2014), Robert E Wilson and Etta L Johnson, 03 Nov 1978; citing Harris, Texas, United States, certificate number 163320, Vital Statistics Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin.

Name Etta (Johnson) Wilson
Also Known As Eita L Wilson
2nd Also Known As Name Etta L Wilson
Residence Date 01 Jan 2004
Residence Place Baytown, Texas, United States
Birth Date 08 Oct 1956
Phone Number (281) 421-2007
Phone Number Recorded Date 19 Jun 2008
Address 125 Tanglewood St
Address Continued Baytown, Texas 77520
Address Date 01 Jan 2004
2nd Address 118 White Cedar St
2nd Address Continued Houston, Texas 77015
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1998-01 Jan 2002
3rd Address 1210 11th St
3rd Address Continued Galena Park, Texas 77547
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1988-19 Jul 2001
Possible Relatives Billie Edlene Wilson, Eita L Wilson, Karen Wilson, Millie Wilson, R E Wilson, Robert Earl Wilson, Robert Eugene Wilson, Sara Wilson, Tamara Michelle Wilson, Tamera M Wilson, Tracy Wilson
Record Number 65761819
Citing this Record
“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KPN1-5D8 : 22 May 2014), Etta Johnson Wilson, Residence, Baytown, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Family links: 
Parents:
Edward Leroy Johnson, Sr. (1918 – 1956)
Dorothy Jean Williams Johnson (1925 – 2001)

Spouse:
Robert Eugene Wilson (1953 – 2013)

Sibling:
Lewis Gene Marshall (1942 – 2006)**
Linda Gayle Johnson (Ward) Valt (1951-1995)*

*Sibling

**Half-sibling

Burial: 
San Jacinto Memorial Park
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jan 05, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 174901261

My family, the Jean & Leroy Frederick family lived across the street at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas. We lived there up until I was 15, in 1968, and my parents divorced. They both remarried, and mother moved to Wood Shadows in Houston, Texas while Daddy married and moved us to 509 Marblehead Street, Dayton, Liberty, Texas.

Brother, Garry Ellis Johnson and Etta Louise Johnson Wilson, Aug. 14, 2015, Baytown, Harris, Texas.

Etta Louise Johnson Wilson and her brother Garry Ellis Johnson, 3 March 2015, Baytown, Harris, Texas.

 Etta Louise Johnson Wilson

Michael “Mac” “Mike” Henry McBurnette, Texas, U. S. Air Force, Vietnam War

God bless all our troops, that gave their life’s to fight for what they thought was right.

My mentor, boss, friend, Michael Henry McBurnette was an Air Force Helicopter pilot during Vietnam War.

He survived for 20 years, but his PTSD, Alcoholism, and addictions killed him. He could not escape from that awful war! 

He committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in 1995 in Sugar Land, TX.

Thirteen of his buddies died in the helicopter crash, that he survived. He suffered from Survivor Guilt too! He never got over it. God bless his memory.

Michael Henry “Mac” McBurnette

Birth: Oct. 17, 1945 Louisiana, USA

Death: Jan. 20, 1995 Sugar Land, Fort Bend County Texas, USA

Name: Michael H Mcburnette

Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Oct 1978
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States
Age: 33
Birth Year (Estimated): 1945
Spouse’s Name: Nancy Merriam
Spouse’s Age: 50
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated): 1928
Certificate Number: 161744
Affiliate County Code: 101

Mac helped a lot of suffering alcoholics and addicts to begin recovery, in the TDCJ-ID Central unit in Sugar Land, TX. He was loved by many! He worked for the prison system, and helped start a group at the Jester II unit for veterans. God, I miss him!

Mac worked as Senior Counselor, for SATP (Substance Abuse Treatment Program) department, for the prison system at the Central unit from April 1, 1985 to Oct. 28, 1994.

Promoted to Regional Director of SATP, where he worked tirelessly up until his suicide on Jan. 15, 1995. I too, was very disillusioned with the prison system, that chose to just “sweep it under the rug”, and by it I mean Mac’s suicide.

He had been sober for over twenty years. That month we had a quarterly meeting at Jester I, Richmond, TX. No one even mentioned his name! He was supposed to lead that meeting!

Needless to say I was pissed. David asked me if I was alright, and I answered, “Hell, no I am not OK!” Mac suffered and died, and not one person even mentioned him or acted like they missed him.

I knew that no one cared about the inmates, but after that I realized that they didn’t care about us dedicated employees either.

I left that chaotic dysfunctional system in 1996, after five years of dedicated, hard work trying to help alcoholics and addicts begin their road to recovery. God never gives up on us, even when we do. RIP Mike!

Note: Mike was cremated.  He was A1C, US AIR FORCE.

Burial: Houston National Cemetery Houston Harris County Texas, USA Plot: MA, 0, 83

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS

Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office

Record added: Feb 25, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 968184

Thanks for your service to our country, Mac. Rest in peace. I miss you.

Michael Henry Mac McBurnette Helicopter pilot in Air Force in Vietnam.

Poor Mike he suffered from what we call PTSD or “Survivor Guilt”.

All thirteen of his buddies were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Vietnam. Mike was the only survivor, but it scarred him for the rest of his life. He suffered from his own demons but he helped many a suffering alcoholic/addict in the Texas Department Criminal Justice-ID to get clean and sober.

Mike was my supervisor-Senior Counselor-at the Central unit at One Circle Drive, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas.

The causalities continue to mount up for that “horrible” war. Mac, I miss you so much still! You are gone but not forgotten. I will keep your memory alive!

Love, your friend, Sally

Michael Henry Mac McBurnette

Mike's Medals

Michael H. McBurnette’s Medals and Certificates at his Memorial on January 23, 1995.

Mike wanted his body cremated, and his ashes spread around the Vietnam Memorial, but we were told that we couldn’t do that, and only people who were killed in battle could be buried there. So, his ashes were spread here at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Michael Henry McBurnette’s Memorial, January 23, 1995, in the Houston National Cemetery.

Mike or Mac was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, thirteen of his buddies were killed when his helicopter was shot down. He was the only survivor. He suffered “survivor guilt”, “depression”,  and “post traumatic” stress syndrome” for twenty years after.

T.D.C.J. – ID, Central State Farm = Central Unit, Sugar Land, Texas.

Michael Henry McBurnette-1994-Sugar Land, Texas.

This page is sponsored by: TEXAS TUDORS

My Memorial page that I wrote for Mike’s funeral, but I was so broken up that I couldn’t read it. So, Chaplain Gonzales read it for me. I have kept my promise to you Mac.

Winfred B, David M, and I continued to go into that same prison, the Central unit, where we worked together, to “carry the message” of recovery to those walking wounded boys.

Mike had wanted his ashes spread by the Vietnam Wall, but since he did not die in the war they would not allow it. 

Master Sergeant Albert “Al” George Junkert, Corpus Christi, Texas

Master Sergeant Albert George “Al” Junkert

Birth: Aug. 16, 1899
Illinois, USA

Death: Jul. 11, 1985
Jacinto City
Harris County
Texas, USA

Father: Henry M. Junkers (also spelled Junkert) born in Germany in April 1874. He emigrated in 1888. He died on 1 February 1906 in Galesville, Piatt Country, Illinois. Buried in the Mackey Cemetery.

Mother: Wilhelmina “Minnie” C. Junkers (also spelled Junkert) born in Illinois in 5 Oct. 1875. Died in 1971 Galesville, Piatt County, Illinois.  Buried in Mackey Cemetery. 

Al Junkert was my best childhood friend’s uncle. Etta Louise (Johnson) Wilson, and me visited Al every summer for a week. He had no family except for Etta’s Mother, Dorothy Jean Williams Johnson. He didn’t have any children of his own, so he loved for us to come visit him. We were spoiled by him. He was a such a good-hearted man.

Wife: Etta Louise Junkert (my friend, Etta was named after her paternal aunt) Al and Etta had no children. Daughter of George L. Williams and M.T. Hawkins.  

Resided: Illinois, Colorado, Bexar County, Texas, and Corpus Christi, Texas (in 1960’s).

Al was a proud U.S. Army veteran from World War I and a Patriotic American.

He drove us to the movies, and gave us spending money to buy whatever we wanted. We planted flowers. We learned how to wash clothes with one of the old ringer type wash tubs, and hung the clothes out on the line to dry. Al let us pick all the figs and fruit that we wanted to eat off his trees. Al lived in Corpus Christi, TX and Etta lived at 1706 Cheston Drive, and I lived at 1709 Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas 77029.

He drove all the way to Jacinto City to pick us up, and brought us back. Al was retired from the U.S. Army Air Corps. He lived just a few miles from the beach. We loved it. He drove us to the beach and let us stay as long as we wanted to. We all played cards and games together. For a week out of the year…we were treated like little princesses. He made us feel special! Etta’s Dad had died when she was only 4, Al was his brother-in-law.

Poor Al died of skin cancer. He was truly loved and he made a real difference in our lives. Al donated his body to science, so that they could use his body to help find a cure for cancer.

Name: Albert George Junkert

Event Type: Draft Registration

Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: De Witt County, Illinois, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1899
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1613180
Digital Folder Number: 005248420
Image Number: 04550

Name: Albert Junkert
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Sangamon, Piatt, Illinois, United States
District: 154
Gender: Male
Age: 11
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Boarder
Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
Birthplace: Illinois
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Illinois
Mother’s Birthplace: Illinois
Sheet Number and Letter: 16B
Household ID: 257
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374330
Digital Folder Number: 004328212
Image Number: 00870
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Harry Clark M 49 Ohio
Housekeeper Winnie Junkert F 33 Illinois
Boarder Albert Junkert M 11 Illinois
Boarder Henry Junkert M 9 Illinois
Boarder Otto Junkert M 7 Illinois
Boarder Martin Junkert M 5 Illinois
United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKX7-QRK : accessed 15 Nov 2013), Albert Junkert in household of Harry Clark, Sangamon, Piatt, Illinois, United States; citing sheet , family 257, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374330.

Name: Albert G Junkert
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract 44, Denver, Election District M, Denver, Colorado, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Illinois
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Bexar, Texas
District: 16-302
Family Number: 18
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Line Number: 72
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 493
Digital Folder Number: 005449343
Image Number: 00685
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Albert G Junkert M 40 Illinois
Wife Etta L Junkert F 34 Tennessee
Sources
Citing this Record
United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRDB-54N : accessed 15 Nov 2013), Albert G Junkert, Tract 44, Denver, Election District M, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-302, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 493.

Name: Albert G Junkert
Name (Original): JUNKERT ALBERT G
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 30 Mar 1946
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Event Place: Lowry Fld, Denver, Colorado, United States
Residence Place:
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1899
Birthplace: ILLINOIS
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: Skilled occupations in manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
Military Rank: Master Sergeant
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: National Guard
Serial Number: 06489141
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 00311.31

Albert G. JUNKERT

Birth Date: 16 Aug 1899
Death Date: Jul 1985
Social Security Number: 453-50-7411
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:
Texas
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 77029
Localities: Houston, Harris, Texas
Jacinto City, Harris, Texas

Burial:
Body donated to medical science
Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Oct 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5871295

Sgt Albert George Al Junkert

Sally Frederick & Al Junkert

Sgt Albert George Al Junkert

Etta Johnson & Al Junkert

Al was a proud U.S. Army Air Corp veteran. He died of Cancer, and his wishes were to donate his body to science. He was always thinking of others, even in death.

We love you and miss you! Never forgotten!
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: Nov. 14, 2013

Albert’s Wife:

Name:Etta L Junkert

Event Type: Death  

Event Date:16 Jun 1951

Event Place:Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States
Gender:Female

Marital Status:Married

Birth Date:04 Dec 1906

Birthplace:, Tennessee

Father’s Name: George L Williams

Mother’s Name: M T Hawkins

Certificate Number:31429GS

Film number:2074697

Digital Folder Number:005145617

Image Number:02234

This page is sponsored by: TEXAS TUDORS

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