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NRWA's First CEO, Raymond Keith (RK) Johnson, Passes Away September 27 - October 1 RAYMOND KEITH (RK) Johnson, 88, of Comanche passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his home in Comanche. Services were held at the Fairlawn Cemetery at Comanche with Pastor Mario Pineda officiating. RK Johnson. RK was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Oil City, Okla., the son of Carl and Alice (Thomas) Johnson. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1944, and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. RK married Bobbie Nell Perkins in Walters, Okla., on March 14, 1945. He retired from the Sun Oil Company and was one of the originators/founders and the first CEO of the National Rural Water Association, which stemmed from his long-time involvement with the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. He loved to play golf and work on old cars. Sam Wade, current NRWA CEO said, "Rural Water has lost a very good friend in R.K. Johnson. It is because of dedicated people like him that the National Rural Water Association was formed and is today, the nation's largest water and wastewater utility association in the nation." He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife Bobbie; three sons: Robert Johnson and wife Barbara of Loco, Okla., John Johnson and wife Jonnalyn of Santa Fe, N.M., and Dr. Paul Johnson and wife Robin of Shawnee, Okla.; a daughter Janie Dowdy and husband Bob of Midwest City, Okla.; nine grandchildren: Dr. Jerrod Johnson, Jereme Johnson, Dr. Audra Cook, Zac Johnson, Maya McGraw, Dr. Asia Gifford, Amelia Minor, Andrew Johnson and Payton Johnson and nine great grandchildren. Where the Greatest Minds in Water Meet Registration opens March 31st. "Best Rate" deadline in July 15th. WEFTEC is priced lower than any other water quality show of its kind The most-comprehensive educational content with more than 115 sessions, 31 workshops, 8 facility tours, mobile sessions, and exhibitor showcases The largest water quality exhibition in the world, with nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies Specialized pavilions in the exhibition, including: Stormwater Pavilion, Innovation Pavilion and more than six Country Pavilions A show within a show - Stormwater Congress, open to all WEFTEC attendees Make THE Water Quality Event YOUR Water Quality Event! RK Johnson, Clark Cronquist and Rob Johnson. 686149_Water.indd 1 Second Quarter 2014 * 53 AM 15/03/14 6:34

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2014

From the President
Adjusting to the New Normal
Facts About North Dakota Fracking and Water Use
Meeting the Goal of Sustainable, Efficient, Affordable Rural Water Systems
Let's Be Clear - The Fire Chief Project
A Regular Job a Long Way Away
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
NRWA’s First CEO, Raymond Keith (RK) Johnson, Passes Away
Index to Advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2014