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Carnation native Darin Johnson, world traveler, dies

Darin Nicholas Johnson, 41, was born February 10, 1971, in Vancouver, B.C. to Dolores and Jerry Johnson. He died November 28, in West Seattle. Darin was raised in Carnation and attended St. Louise Elementary and Redmond High School. He received his bachelor of arts degree after attending Western Washington University and the Evergreen State College in Olympia.

Darin was a journalist, and specialized in non-fiction literature. He wrote, “Big Dead Place, Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica”, a book about the history, politics and the lunacy of day-to-day life while working at McMurdo Base on the South Pole. A world traveler who called Carnation his home, Darin was employed as a contract employee in Iraq and Afghanistan, has taught English in South Korea and worked in the fishing industry in Alaska. He is survived by his father Jerry “Jay” Johnson, mother Dolores Johnson, sister Jacci Johnson and brother Jay-Michael Johnson.

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