JOHNSON, Garry Dartez

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Last Name
Given Names
Garry Dartez
Johnson, Poncho
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Mary Johnson Rodgers Family Tree
Birth Mother
Mary Johnson Rodgers, aka Ruby Johnson
Birth Father
Irra Jean Johnson, Ted Holliday
Tinetra LaDese Fain aka Tinetra Johnson
Derek Damone Johnson (nephew)
Non-Temple Relatives
Bennett Rodgers (brother)
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Residence (JT)
Cottage 25
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26n)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Public utilities (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1wwww); Security (Day) (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1aaaaa)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Security (FBI Report, 89-4286-1681)
Government Income
“Poncho, I did not get to know you as well as I would have liked. However, during the short the time that I spent with you I found you to be likeable, kind, generous and gifted with a beautiful voice. It was years before I could listen to the song you sang when I was there, "The Greatest Love", without crying. What I remember most, was that you loved and cared so much for my daughter, Tinetra, for that I thank you. Know that you will always have a very special place in my heart. Nell Smart ” - Juanell Smart

“Poncho you were my favorite little brother. I enjoyed all the time we spent together and am sadened that you were taken so early in life. You were a kind caring kid and I know you would have been an incredible man. I am so thankful that you had a chance to experience love.There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. Last year I learned something new about you. I learned you had an amazing voice I wish to God I had a chance to hear it. Until we meet again your brother Bennett. I LOVE YOU ” - Bennett Rodgers

My family in Jonestown ” - Bennett Rodgers