The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Johnson, A. Evelyn
A. Evelyn Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 19, 1995 - A. Evelyn Johnson, 92, a former beautician who had worked in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, died Sept. 16, 1995, in Colorado Springs. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lehmberg Chapel at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., with the Rev. Eugene Rushing officiating. Ms. Johnson was born Dec. 5, 1902, in Ackley, Iowa, to Wyatt and Lydia (Hunke) Johnson. She is survived by a sister, Esther L. of Ackley. Ms. Johnson had been an area resident since 1955 and previously lived in Pueblo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

Johnson, Adlene Lola
Adlene Lola Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2003 - Adlene Lola Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., daughter, mother and grandmother died March 3, 2003. She was born Aug. 15, 1949, in Natchitoches Parish, La., to Jimmie and Frances Johnson. She moved to Pueblo in 1952, where she graduated from Central High School in 1967. In 1981, she moved to Mesa. While living in Mesa she held various positions of employment, but most of her time was spent cooking in nursing homes. She was a member of the First Church of God in Christ. She loved to cook and crochet, and made many afghans for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmie. She is survived by her mother, Frances J. Johnson of Pueblo; daughter, Jennifer J. Johnson of Tempe Ariz.; three grandchildren, Eboni A., Forrest D. II and Xavier M., all of Kailua, Hawaii; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Evangelist Church of God in Christ at 1148 Cedar in Pueblo, with the Rev. Raymond Blackwell officiating. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Adlene during her final days.

Johnson, Albert
Albert "Al" Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2005 - Albert "Al" Johnson, 76, was born in Ringwood, Okla., and passed away on Oct. 22, 2005. Survived by his wife, Janiece "Jan" Johnson; four nieces and nephews, Mary Beth Talmon, Richard Penner, Leon (Joni) Johnson; all of Enid, Okla., and Aryliss (Sam) Segar of Meno, Okla. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gertrude Penner and her husband, Alvin; and by his brother, Walter Johnson and his wife, Verna Lee; all of Oklahoma. Al worked for Firestone, was a psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital for eight years and retired as a letter carrier after 18 years. He volunteered for 20 years in same-day surgery at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland. Donations in his memory may be made to First Southern Baptist Church.

Johnson, Allen E.
Allen E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2006 - Allen E. Johnson passed away April 20, 2006, in Pueblo. Allen was born March 6, 1938, in Moseley, Okla., to Allen and Reba Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Grace Community Bible Church and was a longtime employee at the Comanche Power Plant before his retirement. Allen enjoyed the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, helping people and working on his tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Sharron. His survivors include his wife, Florence; his children, Tonya (Brett) Nelson, James Rodney (Tammie) Johnson, Brad (Becky) Snyder, Kathy (Joe) Stommel and Gina (Dan) Farmer; sister, Donna Banning; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Devon, Gage, Alysha, Zachary, Alan, Marta, Matt and Teri; his great grandson, Brendon; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, Grace Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane. The family asks that donations in memory of Allen be made to the American Lung Association or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the mortuary.

Johnson, Allen Wells
Allen Wells Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Allen Wells Johnson, 74, Jay, Okla., died July 19, 1987, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a longtime resident of Pueblo. He was the son of George and Lucy Johnson. He was a member of the Carnes American Legion Post 280. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Reba, of the home; son, Allen (Sharon) Eugene Johnson, Pueblo; daughter, Donna (Ed) Banning, Rye; brothers, George and Henry Johnson, California; sisters, Nancy Barr, Chickasha, Okla., Hazel Dupree, Stillwater, Okla., and Eula M. Gray, California; grandchildren, Jeff and Julie Banning, Janice Holland, and Rodney and Tonya Johnson; great-grandchild, Eli Holland; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond, and sister, Iola. Graveside service, 1 p.m. today at the Johnson Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Wheller officiating the service.

Johnson, Alvin
Alvin Johnson - Albuquerque Morning Journal - September 3, 1910 - Dead Robber Is Identified Thrice - Colorado Springs - The body of the bandit killed near Florissant early this morning while attempting to hold up a Colorado Midland train was taken to Cripple Creek this afternoon, where it has been identified as three separate persons. The identification none of which are positive are: Alvin Johnson, a Swede, formerly employed on the Victor water works Charles Logan, at one time an employee on the Roosevelt drainage tunnel. John Tenbrick at one time employed on the El Paso mine. All the men named left the Cripple Creek district about a year ago. An inquest will be held tomorrow. Charles A. and Sterling Martin, two young boys were stealing a ride on the train are held in the county jail at Cripple Creek pending an investigation. Charles was slightly wounded in the neck by a shot fired by the Pullman porter on the train. They both deny any knowledge of the hold up. Four posses are out hunting for accomplices of the dead man. Account of the Incident: Leadville - Fireman Paul Bockman of the Colorado Midland train which was held up early this morning near Divide, tonight told the story of his experience. He said that while cleaning the fire, he turned around and was looking down the barrels of two big six shooters. The robber told the engineer and himself to climb down, after which he marched them to the express door and commanded Bockman to order the express messenger to open that door. As there was no reply, the robber shouted, "Open that door or I'll blow up your car”. The crack of a rifle was the only response. Seeing that the bandits' attention was engaged, said Bockman, I ducked under the car and ran around to the rear. Just then I heard Stewart say "Get on and hold him, I'm shot," and I got on the prostrate bandit and waited for the other members of the crew to come up. Neither Bockman nor Steele the conductor heard any other bandits although the Pullman conductor said he heard someone shouting from the embankment, come on and get away from here.

Johnson, Alvin G.
Alvin G. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1962 - Alvin G. Johnson, August 24. Husband of Clara A. Johnson of the family home, 1620 Edith Lane, Colorado Springs. Father of Herbert A. Johnson and Mrs. Janet J. Buck, both of Colorado Springs. Grandfather of two. Brother of Lloyd C. Johnson, Detroit, Mich. Member of the Colorado Springs First Presbyterian Church. Superintendent of the Colorado State Fair Horse Show for the past 25 years. An overseas U. S. Army World War I veteran. A native of Pueblo, moving to Colorado Springs in 1949 where he was a representative of the General Acceptance Corp. Services 3:30 p.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Harry Griffiths, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. To Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 2229 Grand Ave. in Pueblo.

Johnson, Arthur
Arthur “Beast” Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2001 - Arthur "Beast" "Sonny" Johnson, 58, of Pueblo passed away Dec. 8, 2001. Preceded in death by his father, Arthur Johnson Sr. Art is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Frankie Johnson; and son, Jerry (Ann) Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; granddaughter, Shelbie Johnson; mother, Rachel Johnson; brother, Carl (Virginia) Johnson; sister, Carol Masias, all of Pueblo. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Kevin (Wendy) Johnson, Joey (Leah) Johnson, Bradley (Mindy) Johnson, Brandon (Paula) Johnson, Kena (Mark) Beery, Jeff (Paulette) Masias and Mandi (Stan) Wharry. Art was presently employed at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and was employed at CF&I for 36 years. A member of Eagles Lodge No. 90, he also served in the military during Vietnam. He shared a passion with his friends as an avid motorcyclist. Art will be remembered by his family as a committed family man, very caring and devoted husband and father. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Johnson, Arthur G.
Arthur G. (Tiny) Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Arthur G. (Tiny) Johnson passed away May 18, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Leona G. Johnson, of the family home; children, Byron Johnson, Farmington, N.M., and John (Kathy) Johnson, Denver brothers, Donald Johnson, Denver, and Albert (Sylvia) Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Opal Kranz, Pueblo, and Vera Nelson; mother-in-law, Edna M. Moore, Pueblo, and grandfather of Darryl (Marian) Johnson, Pueblo. Survived also by four nieces and five nephews. Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 15, 1914, in Missouri and had been a Colorado resident for the past 71 years. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII. At his request there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorials may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Johnson, Barbara A.
Barbara A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Barbara A. Johnson, 72, passed away April 21, 1999, in Pueblo. She is survived by her sons, Robert Pratt of California, Carl "Sparky" (Joyce) Johnson, Karl "Will" (Laura) Johnson, both of Pueblo- a sister, Florine (Red) Nelson of Pueblo- as well as seven grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Paul Ginder officiating. The family will greet friends in the reception room at the mortuary following the service.

Johnson, Beulah E.
Beulah E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1986 - Beulah E. Johnson, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away July 6, 1986. She was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sons, Mahlon C. Johnson and William T. Johnson, both of Colorado Springs, and Harley G. Johnson of Pueblo; and two brothers. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Duke Brown officiating.

Johnson, Bror Robert
Bror Robert Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Bror Robert Johnson, at hospital, Friday, Feb. 11. Husband of Mrs. Florence M. Johnson of the family home at Trinidad, Colo., father of Earl R. Johnson, Chile, South America. Member of the Lutheran church, Trinidad Lodge No. 89, A.F. & A. M.; Trinidad Chapter R.A.M.; Rocky Mountain Council 2 R.S.M.; Oriental Commandery 18, K.T.; Trinidad chapter No 1, O.E.S. and Al Kaly Shrine of Pueblo. To Trinidad for services and burial. Davis Mortuary.

Johnson, Bruce A.
Bruce A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2004 - Bruce A. Johnson, 73, passed away Feb. 8, 2004. Survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Lucille Johnson; children, Kathleen (Scott) Hendricks of Grand Junction, Brad (Christine) Johnson of Fort Collins; grandfather of Andrew, Matthew and Benjamin Hendricks, Thomas and Kailey Johnson. Survived also by brothers, Don (Virginia) of Longmont, Bill (Ann) Johnson of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Reorda of Trinidad, Enes Chiri of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Ben and Margaret Johnson; brothers-in-law, Bernard Reorda, John Chiri; and sister-in-law, Jean Johnson. Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Aguilar. He graduated from high school in Trinidad and then worked in Rocky Ford and Alamosa, then moved to Pueblo in 1985. Veteran of the U.S. Navy spending the majority of his time assigned to the USS Estes. Bruce was employed with the telephone company for over 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing in the Colorado mountains with his family. Bruce was known for his kindness and generosity. Cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. The family respectfully requests that food and flowers be omitted. Family will greet friends at St. Joseph Hall at the Shrine of St. Therese following the services. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in his memory.

Johnson, Burnette E.
Burnette E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Burnette E. Johnson, age 94, of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 2, 2003. She was born in Bennington, Neb., on July 28, 1908, a daughter of the late Albert and Eva Neal Leach. She is survived by a daughter, Nola (Kenneth) Fowler of Pueblo; son, Loren V. Johnson of Columbus, Neb.; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chase V. Johnson, three sisters and three brothers. Burnette was the former owner/operator of a used furniture and antique shop in Pueblo. She was a member of Rebekka's Cactus Star No. 2 Lodge in Pueblo, former president of the Pueblo Art Guild, as well as an accomplished painter and leather tooler. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that food and flowers be omitted. The family does want to thank Belmont Lodge for the special care given to Burnette.

Johnson, Carolyn
Carolyn Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1998 - Carolyn Johnson, of Pueblo, went to join God, her Lord and Savior, Dec. 13, 1998. She would have celebrated her next birthday on Dec. 17. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Josephine Arrigo- her beloved husband, Walter L. Johnson, formerly of Walts Radio and TV- her son, William Johnson- two brothers and three sisters. Her survivors include her beloved son, Richard W. Johnson of Pueblo- brother, Joseph (Orchid) Arrigo of California- caring loving sisters, Frances Jones of Pueblo and Josephine (Carl) Brown of Colorado Springs- brother, Carmen (Vivian) Arrigo of Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Mary Arrigo and Becky Arrigo, both of Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Betty (Jess) Faulkner of New Mexico- grandsons, Randy Johnson and Jimmie Johnson, both of New Mexico, Jeffrey Johnson of Florida and J.R. Johnson of Michigan- granddaughter, Heather Johnson of Michigan- great-grandson, Ryan Johnson- and great-granddaughter, Chelsea Johnson- as well as her cousin, Virginia Dionese- numerous nieces, nephews and her special friend, Rose Savoy of Pueblo. At Carolyn's request, there will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services will be held. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers and asks that donations in memory of Carolyn may be made to the charity of your choice.

Johnson, Charles Albert
Charles Albert Johnson - Walsenburg World-Independent - December 26, 1945 - Beloved School Man Dies Monday - C. A. Johnson, Longtime HCHS Superintendent, Dies - Charles Albert Johnson, for many years principal and superintendent of Huerfano county high school, and well-known and beloved throughout Walsenburg and Huerfano county, died at his home late Monday evening after a long illness. He was 70 years of age. “The Professor,” as he was affectionally known to hundreds of local residents, had been bed-fast for several months, and had been failing health for a considerable time. Coming here in 1917, he served with distinction as head of the local high school and later as owner and manager of the Huerfano county Credit association. He was born October 27, 1875 at Sherman, N. Y., and spent his boyhood there and at Franklinville, N. Y. He was a graduate of Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., where he received a bachelor's degree and took graduate work at the University of Utah and the University of Wyoming. He held a master's degree from the University of Utah. He taught in various New York schools during the early years of his professional career, and in 1905, went to Lander, Wyo., where he was principal of the high school. In 1906, he moved to Moab, Utah, where he was principal and superintendent of the high school. In 1917, he came to Walsenburg as high school principal, taking over the school when it was held in the old Armory building on East Fourth Street. It was partly thru his untiring efforts in behalf of education for Huerfano County that the present high school building was erected and financed. It is recalled that one of his most effective arguments was a summary of the cost of crime in the city and county and his often-reiterated statement that if such money were used for educational purposes, the fine new building would be virtually underwritten. For nine years, until 1926, he headed the school as principal and superintendent, when he retired for reasons of ill health. In the same year he purchased the credit association which he operated until increasing ill health caused his complete retirement. At the time of his retirement, general regret was expressed throughout the community, with members of the high school student body being outspoken in their praise for his administration. In the issue of Friday, June 18, 1926, of the Walsenburg Independent, an editorial said, “One of the students, a graduate of 1926, said today that his implicit confidence in Professor Johnson, and the feeling that he could forgive or punish mistakes as easily as he could commend good work made the superintendent appear to the student body as a big human being to whom it could pledge itself with trust.” Johnson was a lifelong devotee of the sport or baseball and during his administration coached a team that gained statewide recognition among high schools. He umpired many games between various camp teams of the era and followed national pennant races with keen interest. He was much in demand as a public speaker, and addressed many public gatherings, including commencements in nearby communities, and at patriotic and civic gatherings. He was a member of the local Elks lodge No. 1086, and of the Woodmen of the World. He was a member of the Franklinville lodge of the A. F. & A. M., and attended lodge sessions here. Survivors include his widow, three sons, Clinton A. Johnson of Los Angeles; Bill of the U. S. Marine corps, now en route home from Japan; and Cpl. Jack of the U. S. Army Transport Command, stationed at Dallas, Tex., and by one daughter, Mrs. John Green of Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at the Walsenburg Community church, with the Rev. C. H. Hatfield of La Veta officiating. Members of the Huerfano lodge No. 27, AF & AM will attend the services in a body. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery, although time of burial has not been set, pending the arrival of Bill from the West Coast. The Unfug-Peet mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers will be G. C. Finlay, R. M. Baker, R. E. Foote, James E. Tressler, Leo Stacy, M. E. Cowing, Ernest Krier and A. L. Levy Active Pallbearers will be John Kirkpatrick, Howard Kountz, James B. Dick Jr., S. M. Andrews, C. M. Johnson and Harry J. Capps.

Johnson, Charles J.
Charles J. Johnson - Pueblo Indicator - August 22, 1914 - Dies of a Broken Back – Charles J. Johnson, the telephone foreman who fell over a cliff at Beulah some six weeks ago, and whose back was broken, died at St. Mary's hospital Friday morning. The remains, accompanied by the widow of the unfortunate man, were sent to Paola, Kansas for burial. Mr. Johnson was a very trustworthy and likable man and his untimely death is deeply regretted by everyone who knew him. The Mt. States Telephone and Telegraph Co. did everything possible for him, and although not on duty when the accident occurred, the company took charge of his case and assisted in every way until the end.

Johnson, Charles L.
Charles L. Johnson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The funeral of Chas. L. Johnson will take place at 2 o'clock this (Tuesday) afternoon, October 5, from the Davis Mortuary. Silver State lodge No. 95, A. F. & A. M., will have charge of the services at Mountain View cemetery.

Johnson, Chester M. Sr.
Chester M. Johnson Sr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 27, 1995 - Chester M. Johnson Sr., 73, a retired Fort Carson division operations manager, died March 23, 1995, in Colorado Springs. Friends and family may call at the Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Shrine and Consistory services will be at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St., with the Rev. Sandy Fields officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 1, 1922, to James H. and Gertrude Johnson in Magnolia, Ark. He was married Sept. 19, 1940, in Texarkana, Texas, to Rena Phillips, who survives. Mr. Johnson also is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Perry of Tacoma, Wash.; a son, Chester Jr. of Denver; a foster son, Ritchie Joe Favors of Pueblo; two brothers, Nathan Sr. of Colorado Springs, and Alvin of Shreveport, La.; and five sisters, Mary Frances Leake of Seaside, Calif., Ella Louise Green of Chicago, and Gean Armstead, Dorothy Patterson and Ivory Mitchell of Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton; and two sisters, Buna P. Favors and Ernestine Walker. Mr. Johnson had lived in Colorado Springs since 1940. He was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson was past master of Pikes Peak Lodge No. 5 of the F&AM; past patron of Magnolia Chapter No. 14, O.E.S; a past grand worthy patron of the Columbine Grand Chapter, O.E.S.; and past grand master of Colorado & Jurisdiction. Also, he was a member of Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81, Kadesia Temple No. 135 and the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club. He was a board member of Silver Key and a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chester M. Johnson Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Pikes Peak Lodge No. 5, F&A.M., 513 N. Prospect St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Johnson, Christina Ruth
Christina Ruth Johnson – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – March 17, 1919 – Christina R. Johnson – Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock for the late Christina Ruth Johnson, one of the most popular musicians and lodge members in Leadville, who died Sunday morning at her home at 121 West Sixth street of a general physical breakdown which had made her a patient for a number of days. The services will be held at the First Presbyterian church. The casket will be taken there from the home at 1:30. Jake Johnson of Pueblo, brother of her father, Peter Z. Johnson, is expected to arrive here this morning to attend the funeral. Miss Johnson's death has caused grief in many homes in which her friendship was prized and in the ranks of the Leadville Musicians' Protective Association, A. F. of M., of which she was secretary, and the Woman's Relief Corps. In both of these two orders she had been a leader for a number of years, held in the highest of esteem and always counted upon as among their most faithful supporters. Miss Johnson was born in Pueblo on November 12, 1892, but Leadville had been her home virtually all her life, for her parents came here when she was one year old. While attending the local schools, she took up the study of music, becoming highly accomplished as a pianist. As a musician she was well known in the local churches and theaters where she had played and her services were always in great demand for funeral musical programs, home talent productions and programs. For several years she was the leader of the orchestra at the Elks' and Princess theaters. She was thus playing at the latter when stricken by her last sickness. In the Musicians' association she held prominent place, and during the last two years had been secretary of the local organization. Her membership in this organization covered a period of nine years. The requests for her playing on occasions where no financial remuneration was given were frequent, she always gladly granted them, winning many new additions to her large circle of friends thereby. In the Woman's Relief Corps, she was prominent as captain of the corps drill team, which has been a top-notcher among the state organizations in recent years. Last year when Leadville was giving farewell parades to departing army recruits, she never failed to call out the drill team to take part in the demonstrations and to support the general public effort. She held other offices in this order also, and for the last two years had been a department officer. During the last year, Miss Johnson was the director of the choir at St. George's Episcopal church and the organist there. In addition to her theater work, Miss Johnson gave piano lessons. Many a youthful musician in Leadville has received the first years' instruction in his musical accomplishment under her tutelage. On several occasions her pupils gave public recitals. Miss Johnson is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Z. Johnson, the former of whom is a well known employe of the Hart-Zaltz Mercantile company, and one sister Miss Elsie Johnson.

Johnson, Clarice V.
Clarice V. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2000 - Clarice V. Johnson, passed away July 11, 2000, in Pueblo. Among her survivors is her daughter, Connie Shay, of Safford, Ariz. Funeral services and interment will be held on Saturday in Minden, Neb.

Johnson, Dahl L.
Master Sgt. Dahl L. "Duke" Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2002 - Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, Leavenworth, Kan. - Master Sgt. Dahl L. "Duke" Johnson (U.S. Air Force Ret.), 67, Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of Pueblo, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. He is survived by his son, Chris Johnson, Lee's Summit, Mo.; daughter, Bernadette Holman, Tucson, Ariz.; three siblings; and three grandchildren. His parents, brother and wife, Barbara Jean, preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, Leavenworth, Kan., (913) 682-1614. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Crossroads Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Johnson, David
David Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2002 - David Johnson, 41, of Pueblo, passed away May 4, 2002, after a battle with cancer. Born Jan. 25, 1961, in Pueblo, Colo. He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved mother, Celia Trujillo; stepfather, Louis Gomez; siblings, Genie (Ron Arellano) Johnson, Myra (Everett) Loyd, Darrell Johnson, Lisa Trujillo, (Debbie Loreto); nephews and nieces, Shelly and Ronnie Arellano, Ignacio and Rikki Lee, Zack Martinez, Tim and Josh Loreto; special friends, Ernie (Karen) Silva, Larry (Cheryl) Cardenas; and sons, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins and friends. David enjoyed life to it's fullest, his daily bike rides, fishing and taking his dogs Lobo and Shadow for walks. David was a great cook and loved family gatherings and barbecues. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, also at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow at his request. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Johnson, David Dean
David Dean Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 7, 2003 - David Dean Johnson, 60, of Colorado Springs died at home on Monday December 1, 2003 after a courageous battle with emphysema. He was born November 11, 1943 to Ray E. and Martha Jo Johnson of Colorado Springs. David graduated from Palmer High School in 1961 where he was active on the swim team. He attended college in Pueblo, majoring in geology and earth science. He was in the Naval Reserve and completed a tour of duty in Japan. David was a home builder and founded his company, Vanguard Homes, to build alternative housing such as earth berm, straw bale, off-the-grid homes in many areas of Colorado. "Serious Art to Live In" was the byword of his company. He was an avid mineralogist all his life and loved to share his knowledge and incorporate it into his buildings. He loved hang gliding and the mountains where he had a cabin in Webber Park near Tarryall, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Eugene. He is survived by his sister, Katherine Sorensen, daughters Cassandra Johnston and Tamra Ryan, niece Melinda Walter, nephew David Sorensen, grandchildren McKiya, Zarren and Kaden Johnston and great nieces: Emily Sorensen, and Kasey, Jamie, Erin and Sarah Walter. Dave Johnson was loved by many people and will be greatly missed. Besides his many talents he was always willing to share. Dave's greatest gift was his ability to be a truly wonderful friend to everyone he knew. No one was a stranger for long in his company. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of his sister, Katharine Sorensen, on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Noon.

Johnson, Deanna Jean
Deanna Jean (Warner) Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 25, 1991 - Deanna Jean (Warner) Johnson, 49, of Ellicott died at home Sunday. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Galley Road Baptist Temple with the Revs. J. W. Johnson, Jim Wilkerson and Wayland Hutto officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mrs. Johnson was born March 5, 1942, in Pueblo, to Merlin O. and Margaret Ann (Riggs) Warner who live in Colorado Springs. She graduated from Wasson High School and Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Ill., and taught at Fellowship Baptist Bible College in Peoria. She was married May 3, 1960, in Pueblo to James J. W. Johnson, who survives. She also is survived by two sons, Todd Johnson of Colorado Springs, and Jesse Johnson of Ellicott; four daughters, Tammy Acosta and Starla Cordova, both of Colorado Springs, Jamie Simkins and Jinny Johnson, both of Ellicott; a brother, Rick Warner of Colorado Springs; a sister, Jane Johnston of Anchorage, Alaska; and nine grandchildren.

Johnson, Delmar A.
Delmar A. Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 17, 1988 - Delmar A. Johnson, 70, of Colorado Springs died at home Tuesday. He had worked in maintenance for Harrison School District 2. Mr. Johnson previously had been a farmer in Fountain for C.A. Foster. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Chapel Mortuary, 3825 Airport Road. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born May 9, 1918, in Devone, Mont., to Oscar and Christina (Granell) Johnson. He had lived in the area 55 years and was a former resident of Clay Center, Kan. He was married Dec. 30, 1944, in Colorado Springs, to Nellie Foster, who survives. Mr. Johnson also is survived by two sons, Daryl of Pueblo and David of Penrose; a daughter, Gloria Giberson of Boulder; a brother, Melvin of Alamosa; a sister, Olive Arnold of Colorado Springs; and eight grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur and Ernest.

Johnson, Diane
Diane Seelye Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2005 - Diane Seelye Johnson, 72, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 in La Jolla, Calif. after a long battle with diabetes and kidney disease. Diane was born Aug. 25, 1933, to John and Vula Seelye, in Pueblo, Colo., where she grew up. She married Leonard L. Johnson on December 26, 1952, in Oakland, Calif. They lived in Oakland and La Jolla, Calif., Pueblo and Grand Junction, Colo., Farmington N.M., New Orleans, La., and Houston, Texas. Diane graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colo., and also went to college in Pueblo. She earned her B. S. from Southern Colorado University in 1974. The Denver Chapter of the American Society of Woman Accountants recognized her as the Outstanding Senior Woman Accountant at her University. Together with her husband Leonard, she helped to found Central Pipe and Supply in 1976. She was Board Chair and Executive Vice President of Central Pipe & Supply, and Central Threading, Inc. In 1982 she accepted an invitation to join as a founding member of the Committee of 200, an association of women executives in business. Diane was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Leonard L. Johnson. She is survived by her children, Michael Owen Johnson and his wife Nancy Stephenson, Lori Nelson and her husband John Nelson, Charles Leonard Johnson and his wife Naira Johnson. Her grandchildren are Katherine Diane Duncan, Erin Elizabeth Greenwald and her husband Charles Greenwald, Andrew Leonard Johnson, Ruth Diane Johnson, step grandchildren Kyle Z. Campbell, and Kayela A. Campbell. Her great grandchildren are Sam and Jack Greenwald. Also surviving are her brother J. Charles Seelye and his wife Joanne, and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was a lover and collector of antiques, art glass and pottery. She was also a talented needlework artist. One of the things she will always be remembered for was her life-long love of poetry, and appreciation for a good joke. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Dec. 17, 2005, at the Wyndham Hotel Greenspoint, in Houston, Texas with Pastor Anthony Gaskill officiating. Immediately following will be an afternoon meal also at the Wyndham Hotel. In honor of Diane the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 2425 Fountainview, Suite 280, Houston, Texas. 77057.

Johnson, Don A.
Don A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1986 - Don A. Johnson, late of 1522 E. Routt, passed away June 4, 1986. Mr. Johnson served in the Seabees during WW II and recently retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He is survived by one sister, Ethel Woodworth of Las Animas; three sisters-in-law, Roea A. Johnson of Pueblo, Charlotte Johnson of Portland, Ore., and Isadore Bowen of Fowler; a nephew, Doyle Johnson of Pueblo, and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Johnson, in 1971, and by his parents, three brothers, and one sister. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Christine R. Monro of the Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Coronary Unit of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 131 Idaho.

Johnson, Donald C.
Donald C. Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette -August 22, 2005 - Donald C. Johnson, age 73, passed away at his home, Thursday, August 18, 2005 after battling Huntington's disease. He was born in Las Animas, Colorado on April 20, 1932 to Thomas and Myrtle Johnson of Las Animas, Colorado. His wife Virginia "Ginny" Johnson and daughters: Judy Haigh (Michael) of Parker, Colorado and Susan Willsie (James) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and son, Randy Johnson (Charla) of Skiatook, Oklahoma survive him. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Baublits (Joe) of Rocky Ford, CO and seven grandchildren: Kaitlyn (Matt) Altman and Kevin Willsie of Albuquerque, NM, Colleen Willsie of Colorado Springs, Bailey Haigh of Santa Clarita, CA, Jack Haigh of Parker, Colorado and Jackie and Cooper Johnson of Skiatook, Oklahoma whom he loved dearly. Don and his wife Ginny have been married for 49 years and have been residents of Colorado Springs for 48 years. Don served in the Korean War as an Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force. As a civilian he worked 21 years as an Air Traffic Controller at the Colorado Springs Airport and after retirement he worked 20 years for Overhead Door Company. Don will be fondly remembered by his friends and neighbors for his generous spirit of service to them. Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, the Kidney Foundation, or the Huntington's Foundation. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2005 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd.

Johnson, Doris Ann
Doris Ann Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2004 - Doris Ann Johnson, 81, departed this life on April 18, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold; sons, Ken (Georgieann), Keith (Cindy); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joann Frazier. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Doris's memory through the funeral home.

Johnson, Dorothy
Dorothy Roemer Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2001 - Dorothy Roemer Johnson, 95, passed away Oct. 16, 2001, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughter, Linda (Tracy) Atkinson; brother, Bud (Lee) Roemer; granddaughters, Christiana (Stuart) Reid, Juliana (Yuri) Rothbaum and Mitziana Atkinson; and great-granddaughter, Caroline Reid. Preceded in death by her husband, Al A. Johnson; and brother, Orland (Grayce) Roemer. Born July 20, 1906, in Latimer, Iowa, to Harvey and Emma (nee Johnson) Roemer. She was a Drake University graduate and member of Chi Omega. Dorothy married Al Johnson in Marshalltown, Iowa, where they lived before moving to Pueblo in 1953, to be with their daughter Linda. Dorothy owned the Lennox dealership and later retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to the National Head Injury Foundation, in care of the funeral home office.

Johnson, Durwood
Durwood Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2006 - Social Security Death Index indicates: Durwood D. Johnson; born September 22, 1947; died October 28, 2006; last residence Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico

Johnson, Ebert
Ebert Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1986 - Ebert Johnson passed away July 3, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by his brothers, Pete (Lucille) Johnson, Pueblo, and Eddie (Ada) Johnson, Canon City. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Laura E. Johnson, on Nov. 23, 1980. He was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge 90 and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War I. He was born March 31, 1895, in Kansas. His lifetime work started with a motorcycle business in 1913, which later became a locksmith and bicycle business under the name of Johnson Brothers. He retired in 1980. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. Edward Paup, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating, followed by interment and Elks committal at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to either the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or BPO Elks Lodge 90 direct or through the funeral home office.

Johnson, Edith A.
Edith A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2002 - Edith A. Johnson, 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. She is survived by her sons, Leo (Mickie) Large and James (Rosemary) Large; daughters, Alyce Davis and Janet (Homer) McCracken; sisters-in-law, Marie Johnson and Sue Ratliff; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Wood and Dr. Steven Brown and their staffs. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Johnson, Edith K.
Edith K. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2004 - Edith K. Johnson , 86, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 3, 2004, at her residence in Arkansas City, Kan. Survived by three daughters, LaVera Sloan, Pueblo, Mary P. Andersen and Norma J. Snyder of Kan. and their families. Burial was in Byron, Okla.

Johnson, El Ray
The Rev. El Ray Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2005 - The Rev. El Ray Johnson, 90, Pastor emeritus of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, passed away March 6, 2005. Survived by wife, Emma Johnson; and five children. His favorite Bible passage was Isaiah 61. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St., Colorado Springs.

Johnson, Elizabeth Ethel
Elizabeth Ethel Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 27, 1988 - Elizabeth Ethel Johnson, 88, of Colorado Springs died Wednesday at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 305 N. 18th St., with Mike Vancil officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements. Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 28, 1900, near Fifield, Wis., to Abraham Lincoln and Ida Bertha (Cooley) Davis. She moved to Colorado about 1910 and also lived in Denver, Pueblo, Palmer Lake and Black Forest. She was an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses for many years. She was married Oct. 2, 1922, to Alexander Maupin Johnson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, George Johnson of Naranja, Fla.; a daughter, Phyllis Cizek of Hotchkiss; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 305 18th St., Colorado Springs.

Johnson, Emma E.
Emma E. Tanner Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 24, 2008 - Emma E. Johnson, age 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend and inspiration, passed away February 21, 2008 at Pikes Peak Care Center with loved ones at her side. She was born August 24, 1932 in Winona, Mississippi to the union of George Henry Tanner and Ethell Lee Smith. Her parents preceded her in death as well as five sisters, one brother and two children. She was united to Reverend El Ray Johnson on December 24, 1969 in Pueblo, Colorado. El Ray preceded her in death on March 6, 2005. During her life, Emma was a chef, entrepreneur and a homemaker. Emma will be remembered for many things, but among them, her love for God, her love for her family, her smile, her laugh, her personality, her strength, her selfless and loving nature, her admiration of the Denver Broncos and John Elway, her great cooking, her collection of "everything", but of course....for her always speaking her mind. She has truly touched lives of all she has met and she will be deeply missed. She will never know how much she made people happy and how much she is loved. She will always have a special place in our hearts. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sister, Minnie Ford, her daughter, Maxine George, her son, Les Love, one granddaughter. Chantell O'Donnell, two grandsons, Clifton Love, Carlton Love and a host of other relatives and friends. Emma E. Johnson looks upon us from heaven as our guardian angel. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday February 26, 2008 at Angelus Funeral Directors 2535 Airport Road. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday February 27, at Friendship Baptist Church 633 E. Dale Street.

Johnson, Ernest Lee
Ernest Lee Johnston - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2000 - Ernest Lee Johnston, 87, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Johnston. She is survived by her son, Edd (Joan) Johnston of the family home; grandchildren, Mark Johnston, Jeffrey Johnston and Matthew (Jeannie) Johnston; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Blake of Pueblo; niece, Dr. Donna Jo (Aaron) Blake-Gordon of Denver; nephew, John Dale (Cindy) Blake; and great-nephews, Josh and Jessie Gordon-Blake. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ernest Lee Johnston to the Red Mountain Youth Camp through Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, 611 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Johnson, Eugene F.
Eugene F. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1999 - Eugene F. Johnson passed away on April 13, 1999, after a long illness at his home in Salida with family members at his side. He was born May 17, 1927, to Frances and Floyd Johnson. He lived on the Broadacres until moving to Pueblo, where he attended Centennial High School and Pueblo Junior College, before enlisting in the Army to serve his country during World War II in Germany. On returning to the United States, he attended the Colorado School of Mines. He married Ada Mansfield Nov. 13, 1948. Gene and Ada recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Gene was employed by the City of Pueblo for 35 years as a civil engineer. Upon retirement, he and Ada moved to the San Luis Valley and subsequently to Salida, where they greatly enjoyed their children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Ada- daughter, Deborah (Greg) Bixby- sons, Scott (Marilyn), David, Stevan, Gordon (Shonda), Douglas (Shanna), Mark (Tammy), Ronald (Cheryl)- and granddaughters, Amber, Cresta, Melanie, Katie- and grandsons, Zach (Ellen), Ben (Christy), Josh, Jeremy, Dustin, Cody- and great-granddaughter, Jani Denea. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Hills- and nephews, Duane and Rick Hills. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Floyd and Frances Johnson. A will be held in the San Luis Valley, Monday, April 19, with details to follow. The family may be contacted at 179 Mesa Circle, Salida, Colo., 81201. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angel of Shavano Hospice through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Johnson, Eva Maria
Eva Maria Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 10, 2002 - Eva Maria Johnson, former resident of Pueblo and Colorado Springs was born on September 24, 1930 and passed away on January 7, 2002 in Bullhead City, Arizona. Eva is survived by her husband, Leonard G. Johnson, three children, sons Michael L. Johnson and his wife Berta; Stephen G. Johnson and his wife Gina and daughter Denise R. Sutherland; nine grandchildren Michael, Cory, Ryan, Nathan, Michele, Katie, Heather, Cara and Darrell; two great-grandchildren Noah and Calib; and her sister Sabina Nemec from Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be held at the Roselawn Chapel, Pueblo, Colorado on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or charity of choice.

Johnson, Eva May
Eva May Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1987 - Eva May Johnson, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away June 29, 1987. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her son, Albert L. Johnson, in 1972. Survivors include her husband, Perry Johnson, of the family home; one son, Kenneth L. (Diane) Johnson of Denver; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Fees of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Kathy, Karen and Kenneth, all of Phoenix. Also survived by one brother, Wilbur Leamon of Rapid City, Iowa, The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. David Horton of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Johnson, F. Lucille
F. Lucille Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - F. Lucille Johnson, 86, of Lamar, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Graveside services, 3 p.m. Monday, Akron Cemetery, Akron, Colo. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Monday. Memorial contributions to Lamar United Methodist Church.

Johnson, Flora E.
Flora "Flo" E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 1999 - Moore-Howard Aurora-Chase Mortuary Aurora, Colo. Flora "Flo" E. Johnson, 87, of Aurora died March 29, 1999, in Aurora. She was born June 17, 1911, in Pueblo and married Glenn A. Johnson. She was a secretary for the insurance industry and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Survived by daughters, Nora Johnson, Colorado Springs, and Christine Schilereff, Aurora- sister, Louise Newton, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews- two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. ,noon today at Moore Howard Aurora Chase Mortuary, 1095 Havana, Aurora. Cremation. Inurnment, Walk's Camp Cemetery, Limon, Colo.

Johnson, Floyd E.
Floyd E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2004 - Floyd E. Johnson, age 82, passed away March 22, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Billie Johnson. Survived by his children, William (Maria) Johnson, Pueblo, Madeline Barron, Colorado Springs, Mark (Julie) Johnson, Pueblo, and Mike (Stephanie) Johnson. Also survived by eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by brothers and sisters, Buddy and Doyle Johnson, Madeline Barnett and Shirley Schrank; and son-in-law, Dewey Barron. Mr. Johnson was a retired maintenance worker for the city of Pueblo. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the chapel immediately following the service.

Johnson, Frances
Frances Johnson - November 7, 2001 - Frances Johnson, 77, of Hugo died Oct. 30. Services were Nov. 3. Mrs. Johnson was born in Aguilar on Jan. 31, 1924. She married Milton Johnson, 1943. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; sons Roy of Missouri, Dale of Genoa, Dave of Hugo, Robert of Denver; sister Marion Trivett of California; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Johnson, Frances
Frances Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2006 - Frances Johnson, 77, passed away July 10, 2006. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Evangelist Church of God and Christ, 1148 Cedar, Pueblo.

Johnson, Frances Dovie
Frances Dovie Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1997 - Frances Dovie Johnson, born Oct. 17, 1907, in Kentucky. Died Oct. 27, 1997, in Pueblo, Colo. A Pueblo resident since 1914. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her stepson, Robert D. Thomas of Irvine, Calif.- two grandchildren, Kathleen Diana (Willard) Park of Seattle, Wash., and David Richard (Cathy) Thomas of Bangkok, Thailand- and two great-grandsons, Matthew Campbell Thomas and Grant Richard Thomas, also of Bangkok, Thailand. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church, a past worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a charter member of Daughters of the Nile and Beta Sigma Phi and a past Governor of Quota International. Mrs. Johnson was also the wife of a deceased past Potentate of Al Kaly Shrine. A service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church.

Johnson, Frank O.
Frank O. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1997 - Frank O. Johnson, age 89, passed away Aug. 13, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine B. Johnson, Dec. 19, 1996. Survived by his children, Thomas (Glee) Johnson, Boulder, Colo., Robert Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., and Dee Anne (Clyde) Klingler, Bakersfield, Calif. Grandfather of Michael Johnson, Craig Johnson, Jill Sipocz, Jennifer Baird, Thomas Fraker and Rebecca Johnson. Also preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Mr. Johnson was an engineer for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1969. He was a member of St. Patrick parish, the Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen United Transportation Union.

Johnson, George F.
George F. Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 25, 1995 – George F. Johnson, 74, a former sheet metal worker for Local 9, died April 23, 1995, in Colorado Springs. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with the Rev. Ora Burdue officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Mr. Johnson was born June 5, 1920, in Pueblo to Fred H. and Eunice (Fisher) Johnson. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Lynn Tillery. He had two brothers who are deceased. Mr. Johnson served in the Navy from 1944 to 1945 and attained the rank of seaman second class. He had been an area resident since 1960 and was a member of Elks Lodge 309 and the BPOE.

Johnson, George O.
George O. Johnson – Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1956 – George O. Johnson. Died Jan. 29 at Tacoma, Wash. Father of Mathew O. Johnson and Thomas W. Johnson, both of Pueblo; George C. Johnson and Mrs. V. A. Hockman, both of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. W. J. Voisine, Van Buren, Me. Grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of eight. Also surviving are a brother, Mathew Johnson, Stanwood, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Annie Keller, Stellacoome, Wash. A member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. A resident of Pueblo since 1922. He retired from Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. in 1948 where he worked in the rail mill. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1956 – George O. Johnson. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Floyd House, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM. To Mountain View.

Johnson, Grace O.
Grace O. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1999 - Grace O. Johnson, age 89, of McClave, Colo., died Nov. 11, 1999. Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial in the McClave Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to service time Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Church of Christ or charity of choice.

Johnson, H. Earline
H. Earline Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2000 - H. Earline Johnson passed on March 26, 2000, in Pueblo. Earline was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Pueblo and had been a lifetime Pueblo area resident. She was a member of OES No. 7, and the Daughters of the Nile. Earline was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Johnson, in 1996, as well as siblings, Ray, Thelma, Winifred and Alfred Jr. She is survived by her children, Sharon Wright of Arizona, Dena (Carl) Steiling of Massachusetts, and William (Linda) Johnson of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Robin Molzan, Lynne Greene, Steve Nelson, Andrea Steiling, Christopher Steiling, David Johnson and Michael Johnson; her great-grandchildren, Bi1ly and Brandon Molzan and Randy Greene. Also surviving Earline are her siblings, Naomi Schade, Robert (Carmen) Dall, Wesley (Dorothy) Dall, Alice Carr and Bruce Dall; her brother-in-law, Yale Orr; and her special friends, Irene Dehn and Nadine Padilla. There will be no public viewing. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Dan Lyons and Pastor Lonnie James officiating. Eastern Star burial rites provided by OES Chapter No. 7. The family will greet friends at 1148 23rd Lane following the service. Those wishing to do so may make contributions in memory of Earline to the American Cancer Society through the mortuary.

Johnson, Hazael J.
Hazael J. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 1987 - Hazael J. Johnson passed away at a local nursing home Nov. 7, 1987. Survived by her daughter, Betty L. Peterson, Pueblo; step-daughter, Helen (Richard) Hendren, La Junta; three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Johnson, in 1976. Born Sept, 18, 1897, in Trenton, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a member of Central Christian Church; Chapter F, PEO; Daughters of the Nile; A.A.U.W.; and the Retired Teachers Association. She also was a graduate of Colorado College. There will be no viewing or services at her request. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Interment of cremains in Roselawn Cemetery.

Johnson, Hazel Mildred
Hazel Mildred Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2003 - Hazel Mildred Johnson "Grandma," departed this world easily and quietly on the morning of Friday, May 16, 2003. Born Sept. 23, 1907, in Hayes Center, Neb., to Emmit and Effie Stumpff, she was the eldest of five children. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Owen Henry; her two sons, Alvin O. and Leonard L. Johnson; and her two brothers, Lee and Darrell Stumpff. She is survived by her sister, Leona Brunkhardt and by her sister, Marjorie and husband Vic Brunkhardt. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Doris Jean (wife of Alvin) and Diane Seelye (wife of Leonard) Johnson, and by numerous grandchildren, including two, great-great grandchildren. Of her many, many friends no one was kinder or more steadfast in the last 20 years than Carrie Lewis. With the full support of Carrie's husband, Ken, Carrie was the principal caretaker of Grandma and someone who had Grandma's complete and total trust. If Grandma has any regrets in passing, it is surely only that she must for now, leave behind her dear friend, Carrie. We will all miss Grandma, but she will live with us in our hearts. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003, at the Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. .

Johnson, Helen M.
Helen M. "Rocky" Johnson - Huerfano World - March 29, 1990 - Former Huerfano Helen M. "Rocky" Johnson died Mar. 20, 1990 in San Francisco, CA. She was born July 15, 1923, in Rugby; she was raised in Aguilar and attended school there. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence, San Francisco; twin daughters, Diana Digilio, Pacific, CA, and Donna Sinclair, Millbrae, CA; sisters, Mary Ann Sterk, Walsenburg and Alice Arnone, Aguilar; brothers, Dan Guadagnoli, Pueblo and Frank Guadagnoli, Alamosa; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial service was Mar. 23, Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco.

Johnson, Helen M.
Helen M. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1986 - Helen M. Johnson, a Pueblo resident for 60 years, late of Boulder, passed away June 25, 1986. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Faith United Methodist Church; Pueblo Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star; Ruhamah Temple, Daughters of the Nile 71; Ruhamah Choir; White Shrine; and Navy Mothers Club 10. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley F. Johnson Sr., on May 21, 1979. Survivors include her son, Stanley F. (Pauline) Johnson of Boulder; daughter, Jean M. (Kenneth) Renfrew of Pueblo; brother, Delbert Bonney of Oakdale, Calif.; granddaughters, Linda Kay Zittel, Kathi Lynn Renfrow and Kendra Sue Renfrow of Pueblo, Jennifer Lynn Johnson and Barbara Ann Johnson of Boulder; grandson, David Stuart Johnson of Boulder; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Eastern Star honors by the Pueblo Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star. Those who wish may make donations to the Faith United Methodist Memorial Fund direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the Kenneth Renfrow residence, 701 Airlane, following the service.

Johnson, Herb
Herb Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 28, 1992 - Herb Johnson, 64, of Colorado Springs died Jan. 25, 1992. He worked in display advertising at the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph for 36 years. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swan-Law Funeral Home Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Cremation is planned. Swan-Law is handling arrangements. Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Pueblo to Alvin G. and Clara (Curran) Johnson. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1951. He was superintendent of the Colorado State Fair All American Horse Show and coached four state champion and two national champion 4-H horse teams. He also was a professional rodeo announcer, as well as a competitor, clown and judge. Mr. Johnson was a member of the American Horse Show Association, Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association and the Pikes Peak Quarter Horse Association. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Johnson was married Feb. 10, 1952, in Colorado Springs to Patricia Morrison, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Hal of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Sharon Roesler of Castle Rock; a sister, Janet Buck of Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the charity of the giver's choice.

Johnson, Irene
Irene Johnson - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - Irene Vigil Johnson, 67, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Jan. 22, 1993, of a particularly virulent form of cancer endemic to Native American Indians. Born Nov. 9, 1927, in Walsenburg, she was the youngest of 10 children. She attended St. Mary School in Walsenburg until her family moved to Pueblo in 1942 at which time she graduated from Centennial High School in 1946. She married Garfield Johnson in 1947 and raised three children while working at Stein's Food Company as a part time bookkeeper. In 1965, she became the chief financial officer of Crown Discount Company in Pueblo. She followed the company as it expanded to New Mexico, later resigning to further her education. She earned a BS in accounting and business in 1978 and was employed by Byerly & Cosyleon Concrete Contractors, Inc. as treasurer and accountant. She retired in 1988. Active in ERO Women's Organization and the DAV Chapter #39, she was also a choir member, cantor and soloist at Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Survivors include her husband, Garfield, Pueblo; three children, Edward Johnson, Minneapolis, MN, and Charles Johnson and Claudia Smith, both of Pueblo; two sisters, Ann Cordova, Walsenburg and Jeni Garber, Denver; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be Friday and funeral mass Saturday from Holy Family Church. A reception will be held in the parish hall at noon, immediately following the mass Saturday at 11 a.m.

Johnson, J. B.
J. B. Johnson – Yuma Pioneer – October 4, 1907 – Once Prosperous; Now Suicide – Pueblo – The dead body of J. B. Johnson, formerly a prosperous lawyer, was found in the basement of the red triangle building at the corner of Grand and Victoria avenues, where it probably had laid for several days. The dead man held in his hand a revolver, and a wound in his mouth told how he died. The body was discovered by J. W. Buck, proprietor of a rooming house in the block, who happened to go to an unused room in the basement this morning. Several days before he had given Johnson permission to sleep in this room. Twenty years ago Johnson had a good law practice and was considered an excellent attorney. He allowed drink to get the best of him and gradually went down hill. For several years past he has been spending much time in prospecting. So far as known, he has no relatives.

Johnson, Jack
Jack Johnston - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2003 - Jack Johnston, 58, born Aug. 19, 1944, went to be with our Lord on July 27, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Geraldine Johnston; and brother, Raymond. Survived by his loving wife, Sandy Johnston; daughter, Heather; brother, Charlie; sisters, Rose, Sandy and Beverly; and numerous nieces, nephews dear friends and in-laws. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Power Credit Union in his memory.

Johnson, Jack D. Sr.
Jack D. Johnson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1999 - Jack D. Johnson Sr., 62, passed away June 23, 1999 . Survived by his wife of 40years, Ann- children, Kathy (Joe) Coker, Jack (Kris), David (Kathy), Peggy(David) and Johnny (Teri) Johnson Sr.- grandchildren, Nathan (Peggy) and Michael (Andrea) LeMarr, Ashley and Alison Doty, Brian, Courtney, Crystal, Philip and Johnny Johnson Jr.- great-grandson, Colby LeMarr- his sisters, Ellen (Hoy) Bartlett and Nicie (Jack) Warren- mother and father-in-law, John and Barbara Chavez and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Born on Oct. 18, 1936, in Pueblo, Jack was an outgoing person and enjoyed his family and friends. When he was able, he liked watching the Denver Broncos games with his friends at Eiders. His greatest joy came from spending time with his wife, Ann, and his fishing partner, Johnny Jr. At his request, cremation with no services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Children's Hospital Foundation, 1129 E. 17th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80218.

Johnson, James
James Johnson - Blue Valley Times - April 4, 1914 - Soldiers Who Killed Miner Released - Trinidad - Members of the detail of militiamen who shot and killed James Johnson, a Negro miner who had shot and seriously wounded Marshal Clinton Robinson of Hastings and then fled to the hills, were exonerated by the coroner, who investigated the affair. Johnson opened fire on the soldiers when surrounded. Six men arrested near the place where Johnson was killed, said to be strikers, are still being held by the military authorities.

Johnson, James Clarence
James Clarence "Jay" Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - James Clarence "Jay" Johnson went to be with the Lord on May 23, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Jay was born April 24, 1914, to Carol Ely and Mary Eunice Johnson in Bagwell, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers and sisters. The family moved to Pueblo when he was 4 years old. Mr. Johnson was a charter member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. for 27 years, working as the lead man in the main tool room. Jay is survived by his wife, Mildred Lucille, of the family home; two daughters, Billie Jean Burke, Wheatridge, and Frances Carol Smith of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Johnson of Pueblo and Ruth Scruggs of Valdosta, Ga.; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by his pastor, Randy Heaton, and assisted by Emory Peterson of Canon City. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church Building Fund, 2109 Seventh Ave., Pueblo.

Johnson, Janet Ann
Janet Ann Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2002 - Formerly of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 22, 2002, in Colorado Springs. Survivors include her sons, Chris, Greg, Stephen and Mark Johnson. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs. Interment will be 1 p.m. Monday in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Johnson, Jenny W.
Jenny W. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2006 - Jenny W. Johnson, 86, went to be with the Lord March 26, 2006, born in Mississippi to John and Lilie Mae Baylis, on Jan. 7, 1920. Survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Vernon J. Johnson; daughter, Debbie (Doug) Tihonovich; sons, John Johnson and Chris Johnson; sisters, Sarah Weiss of Denver, Joanne (Robert) Baer of Pueblo; nieces, Patricia Weiss and Judy Baer Scruggs; and grandson, Devin Tihonovich. Preceded in death by brothers, Wyatt Baylis and Davis Baylis; sister, Gloria Jackson; nephew, Dr. Gary Weiss; and nephew, William Jackson. Jenny was a member of Rocky Mountain Baptist Church and former member of Temple Baptist Church. Jenny was a caring and generous person who worked for her church and served the Lord throughout her life. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at her daughter's house. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church.

Johnson, Jesse
Jesse Johnson – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Jesse Johnson is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Jesse Johnson: Colored, age 45, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Click here: for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Johnson, Joe Art
Joe Art Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Joe Art Johnson, age 84, departed from this life on July 29, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years L'Jeane, two children, Deb (Dave) Lockett and Tim (Elena) Johnson. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Toby, Cody and Brody Lockett and Todd and Jeffrey Johnson, his brother, James, of Sun City, Arizona, sister-in-law, Marie Johnson. He was preceded in death by his brother William and parents James and Ada (Kyle) Johnson. Joe worked at the Golden Cycle Mill in Colorado Springs, served with the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, then in 1948, along with his brother Jim, built and operated J's Motel and Drive-In until his retirement in 1977. He was very active in the Al Kaly Shrine, serving as Potentate in 1978. Joe also belonged to the Masonic Lodge of Manitou #68. Many will always remember Joe for the joy he provided for many years by means of his magnificent Christmas display on Mesa Rd. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Reception following services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital c/o The Pueblo Shrine Club, PO Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Johnson, John A.
John A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1912 - The funeral of John A. Johnson was held in the West Brothers and Whiton Chapel at 1:30 yesterday afternoon, the Rev. W. L. Wagner officiating. The pall bearers were: M. L. Laffey, Gust Johnson, John Broderick and J. T. Lyons. Interment was in Roselawn.

Johnson, John E.
John E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2002 - John E. Johnson, 76, passed away June 27, 2002. Resided in Pueblo for 56 years and spent the last 22 years in Denver. Preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Anita Johnson; three brothers, Lloyd and Paul Johnson and Val Jimenez. Survived by his wife, Ann of 39 years; children, John Johnson, Rita Helms, Veronica (Leon) Satero, Nancy Aldez, Sandy (Jim) Samuels, Diane (Chris Garcia) Johnson; stepson, Gerald (Janice) Galindo; and stepdaughter, Barbara (Ron) Williams; sister, Marie (Tony) Berumen; and brother, Joe (Martha) Johnson; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. John was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Army. Lifelong career as an auto mechanic until one month prior to his death. He had a unique way of making all of his family and friends feel special. John and his wife enjoyed their weekend getaways to Blackhawk with friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2002, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Johnson, John E.
John E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2004 - John E. Johnson entered into eternal life Nov. 28, 2004, in Denver, Colo. He was born Nov. 5, 1911, to William and Mary Johnson in Sopris, Colo. He moved to Cokedale, Colo., at the age of 5 and has been a residence since. He attended Cokedale Elementary and graduated from Trinidad High School. He was a coal miner from 1930 to 1945 and secretary treasurer for the United Mine Workers of America. He was the state representative for Las Animas County 1945, 1947, and 1949. He worked for the Department of Revenue from 1950 to 1976 retired and held state office of PERA He was the president of Cokedale District 18 and served on the board as secretary treasurer. He was a member of the TSJC school board from 1957 to 1975. After retiring from the Department of Revenue, he prepared income tax returns for family and friends. He was the mayor of Cokedale from 1976 to 1998, retiring in 1998. He was the committee man for the Democratic Party from 1949 till just a few years ago. He married his wife and best friend, Mary, May 14, 1930. They were married 73 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary; son Leroy “Buddy” Johnson. He is survived by his children John (Mary Ann) Johnson Jr., Pueblo, Carolyn (Tom) Duchlinski of Northglenn, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Johnson of Denver; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Sam Johnson, Denver and George Johnson also from Denver; and various wonderful nieces and nephews. Active Pallbearers: Steve Johnson, Mike Weiss, Alan Johnson, Paul Turzanski, Timothy Duchlinski and Greg Whitman. Honorary Pallbearers: Kimberly Hodgson, Jan Turzanski, Tamara Johnson, Leanne Whitman, Joy Weiss and Laura Leigh Duchlinski. Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, with Fr. Gene Renard, S.J., officiating. Interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Johnson, Joseph
Joseph "Joe" Johnson - Durango Democrat. April 9, 1905 - Cowardly Murder - John H. Fox Shot in the Back by Joseph Johnson, in Trinidad Post office - Lynching Narrowly Averted - Trinidad, Colo., April 8 - John H. Fox, formerly county treasurer, was killed in the post office here at 1 p.m. today by Joseph Johnson, a local politician. Johnson shot Fox in the back of the head while the latter was reading a letter. Joseph Johnson was a deputy sheriff and it had been proposed to send him to California with a requisition for Vida L. Shoblo, who had been arrested there on a charge of having embezzled $1,000 of the county's funds when a clerk in the treasurer's office. Fox had made objections to sending Johnson on this errand on the ground that he was an intimate friend of Shoblo's, and owing to the fact that both were Mexicans the deputy might be influenced to allow the alleged defaulter to escape. This opposition on the part of Fox had the effect of canceling the appointment by the county commissioners and another man was sent in place of Johnson. Johnson resented this action and this is supposed to have been his motivator killing Fox. Johnson placed his revolver to Fox's ear and fired, the bullet passing clear through the latter's head, passing through a glass door and grazing the head of a man riding in an elevator in the further part of the building. A young woman and a little girl were the only witnesses to the tragedy. Johnson immediately after the shooting of Fox surrendered to Sheriff Davis and was placed in jail under a strong guard, as a mob of 1,000 persons quickly formed with the avowed intention of lynching the murderer. The frenzied men were met by Sheriff Davis and a guard of deputies armed with rifles and revolvers, at the court house, who ordered the crowd to disperse, but they stubbornly held their ground. In the meantime Sheriff Davis engaged a special train for Pueblo and ordered his chief deputy to swear in 50 additional men to assist in removing Johnson from the jail to the depot. With a cordon of deputies thrown around the prisoner, forming a complete protection for him, a rush was made for the train before the mob at the end of the building had been made aware of the plans of Sheriff Davis. When the flight of the prisoner and deputies was observed, the angered men made a dash and were hot on heels of the officers before half the distance to the train had been covered. Johnson was rushed on board the train and the signal given to start, when the mob was scarcely twenty yards away. After the train had gone about 200 yards a coupling broke and the men who had been left behind, observed that the engine had become detached from the caboose, made a mad dash ahead, but for the second time were foiled. The train this time proceeded without mishap, and the mob reluctantly dispersed. Johnson will be lodged in the county jail at Pueblo for safe keeping. John H. Fox served three terms as county treasurer of Las Animas County and was a candidate before the last Democratic convention for state treasurer, and was a prominent Democrat in the county. Johnson acted as body guard for Senator Casimero Barela during the campaign last fall and while the legislature was in session in Denver. When on the train Johnson said: "I killed Fox because I was mad. He prevented me from going after Shoblo, and said I would aid him to escape. We had some words this morning, but I will not tell anything else at this time.” Golden Colorado Transcript. April 13, 1905 - Murder at Trinidad - J. H. Fox Shot by Jos. Johnson - Victim Was Former County Treasurer - Murderer is Deputy Sheriff - Cause Professional Jealousy - Denver, March 9 - A News special from Trinidad, Colorado, last night says: John H. Fox, former county treasurer and prominent Democratic politician, was killed by Deputy Sheriff Joe Johnson at 1:45 o'clock this afternoon. The murder was committed in the post office. Fox stood reading a paper and Johnson stepped up behind him, stuck the muzzle of the forty-five caliber revolver against his head and pulled the trigger. Fox dropped dead in his tracks. The motive for the crime was Johnson's belief that Fox had induced the county commissioners to send another deputy to California after Vidal Shoblo, alleged defaulting county treasurer of Las Animas County. Johnson also said that Fox had "joshed" him about the probability of Johnson letting Vidal escape on the way back here. Yuma Pioneer. April 14, 1905 - Fox Inquest - Trinidad Jury Fastens Crime of Murder on Johnson - Denver, April 11 - A Trinidad dispatch last night says: The coroner's inquiry into the death of John H. Fox Saturday afternoon was held this morning. All witnesses who knew anything about the events leading up to and connected with the tragedy testified and the jury promptly returned a verdict charging Joe Johnson with the crime and finding that the fatal shot was fired with felonious intent. Sheriff Davis issued a statement last evening to the effect that Johnson did not hold a deputy sheriff's commission. Sheriff Davis said: "I want to correct two false reports which, I understand, have been generally circulated. One is that Johnson had a gun given to him before we started to the train. That is utterly false and I want to say right here that he would have been handcuffed then if he had been able to make decent time running that way. We put irons on him as soon as we reached the car and they didn't come off. The other false report is that Johnson was a deputy of mine. He has never held a commission from me since I have been in office. I did think of sending him after Shoblo, but had I done so I would have given him his commission the night before he left. He would have had to surrender it at once on his return, as he is not a man I care to have among my deputies. The records of this office will show that he never was deputized since I have been in office. What feelings the people have toward me, I do not know. I had only one thing to do and that was my duty. I would have done it at all costs, whether we had been successful in getting Johnson away or not. I cherish no ill-feeling toward any one. The provocation the people of this city had was great. I had no business to think or to feel, only my duty to do, and what that was to bring me I did not know. I thank God we got Johnson away.” Joe Johnson has a wife and four little children, the oldest a girl of eight years. They live in a pretty, little house on Vine Street. Yesterday morning Mrs. Johnson took her children and went to the ranch below the city, being unable to endure the curious stares of neighbors and citizens, to whom they had become objects of curiosity and pity. Eagle County Blade. June 1, 1905 - Doomed to Scaffold - End of Trinidad Murder Case - Verdict of Murder in the First Degree Against Joe Johnson, Slayer of John Fox - Denver, May 26 - A Trinidad dispatch last night says: Joe Johnson, the murderer of John Fox, is guilty of murder in the first degree and will pay the penalty on the scaffold. It took the jury in his case but thirty-eight minutes to agree upon a verdict. The trial will go down in the legal history of Colorado as the shortest on record, considering the number of witnesses examined, nearly forty. The trial began Tuesday, the jury being selected that day. Yesterday and to-day were devoted to the examination of witnesses, the arguments of attorneys and the rendering of the verdict. Johnson heard the reading of his death warrant stoically and the only comment he made was to Sheriff Davis, as he was being taken to jail. He said: "It's pretty hard.” His wife, who fainted in the courtroom yesterday, completely collapsed when she heard the verdict. The courtroom was jammed when the jury returned its decision. Judge Northcutt at once adjourned court, after discharging the jury until Monday morning, at which time Johnson will be formally sentenced to death, the penalty fixed by law for murder in the first degree. Attorney Earl Cooley, representing Johnson, gave the customary notice of a motion for a new trial. District Attorney Watt McHendrie (?) made the opening statement for the prosecution. He was brief but eloquent. Mr. Cooley, in his argument, dwelt principally upon the hypothesis that he has advanced of Johnson's insanity. At 5:30 the jury left the room and thirty-eight minutes later returned with the verdict. It is stated that only one ballot was taken. Johnson, on April 8th, in the lobby of the post office of Trinidad, walked up behind John Fox, placed a six-shooter behind Fox's left ear, and sent a bullet through the victim's brain. Fox was one of the most prominent citizens in southern Colorado. His assassination in the post office created a big sensation and a lynching was avoided only by the cool-headed people of the community and the vigilance of the sheriff, who took Johnson to Pueblo. Fox was a prominent Mason, Elk and Woodman. He was postmaster under Cleveland in 1884; city treasurer; three times county treasurer of Las Animas county, and twice candidate for the nomination of state treasurer on the Democratic ticket. At the funeral of Mr. Fox, ex-Governor Adams of Pueblo delivered a eulogy at the grave. Breckenridge Bulletin. September 16, 1905 - Hanged in Penitentiary - Denver, Colo., Sept. 14 - For the cowardly murder of his benefactor, John H. Fox, at Trinidad, May 8th, Joseph Johnson was hanged in the penitentiary at Canon City yesterday. Fox, who was former county treasurer and a leading politician of Las Animas County, was reading a letter when Johnson crept behind him and blew out his brains. A desperate attempt was made to lynch Johnson and a repetition at the trial was averted by the sheriff's guarantee that the murderer would be legally hanged. Johnson was about fifty-eight years of age and had lived in Trinidad all of his life. He killed a man several years ago, but as there were some extenuating circumstances he escaped punishment, largely through the efforts of John H. Fox, whom he subsequently murdered without cause.Colorado Public Defender - September 13, 1905 - Joseph Johnson, Trinidad (Las Animas County). W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Johnson was convicted of killing John H. Fox, “ex-county treasurer, and one of the most prominent Democratic politicians of the county and state.” Johnson was a deputy sheriff and worked as a bodyguard for a state senator. When Fox's former clerk was arrested in California for misappropriating Las Animas county funds, Johnson wanted the job of going to California to retrieve the prisoner. Fox refused to grant Johnson the appointment, a quarrel ensued, and Johnson shot Fox with a revolver. Johnson was immediately apprehended and admitted his guilt.

Johnson, Juanita Edwina
Juanita Edwina Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2006 - Juanita Edwina Johnson, 83, a lifetime Puebloan, made her earthly transition to heaven on March 17, 2006. She was born April 5, 1922, to Andrew and Arelia Bettis. Juanita retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as administrative secretary. She was very involved in her church, where she held many leadership positions; she was trustee, secretary, class leader, president of Lady organization, and she represented her church at conventions across the country. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Beatrice Kennedy, Theopholis Bettis, Esther Bettis, Teresa Bettis and Andrew C. Bettis. She is survived by her loving son, William A. Johnson III, Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter in-law, Denise Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, William A. Johnson IV, Caleb O. Johnson, Camden A. Johnson, Dietrich C. Johnson; nephew, Mark (Ruthie) Kennedy; nieces, Anne (Aliou) L. Ndiaye, Linda (Komi) Akli and Teresa (Miguel) Tersy; great-grandnieces, Jasmine Kennedy, Desiree Kennedy, Ayana Akli and Marisa Tersy. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, with Pastor David Malcom officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Johnson, June Beverly
June Beverly Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - June Beverly Johnson, 68, left us on April 6, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Marlena Carraher- granddaughters, Rachel Marshall, Crystal and husband, Jose Medina, Sarah and Tiffany Henize- great-grandchildren, Bobby Medina and Chauntelle Marshall, all of Pueblo- sister, Joan Russ- niece, Kathleen Russ- and nephew, Steven Russ, all of Denver. June retired from School District 60 as a librarian and substitute teacher. She was a very unselfish and loving person who cared for her family very much and will be greatly missed. Funeral service, Friday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to School District 60 or the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

Johnson, Katherine Edith
Katherine Edith (Simons) Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2000 - Katherine Edith (Simons) Johnson passed away Friday, April 14, 2000. Survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Doyle Johnson of Pueblo; mother, Edith Simons, Trinidad, Colo.; and children, Jim (Cathy) Johnson, Pueblo West, Linda (Roger) Pitts, Avondale, and Felectia Johnson, Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Visitation, Tuesday, 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Chapel Memorial Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Johnson, Kendall W.
Kendall W. “Sweede” Johnson - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 12, 1996 – Kendall W. “Sweede” Johnson, 85, a retired city employee, died Sept. 10, 1996, in Colorado Springs. He was also the former owner of Hutchison Battery-Electrical Service. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Roswell Community Church, 2718 Beacon St. The burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born May 5, 1911, in Pueblo to Charles E. and Lotta L. (Barnes) Johnson. He was married Aug. 23, 1963, to Vera Kane, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Marguerite Marshall. He is survived by a son, Paul of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Marilyn Hendrix of Florence and Rita Bull, both of Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Eagles and Roswell Community Church. He was a volunteer with Silver Key and Compassion International. He loved fishing and camping. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1941. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International, 3855 Cragwood, Colorado Springs 80909.

Johnson, Kenneth
Kenneth Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1999 - Kenneth Johnson, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999. He retired from the Pueblo Regional Center after 35 years. Kenneth was an avid hunter and loved the Colorado mountains. Preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Ann; mother, Rosemary Johnson; and sister, Darleen Williamson; and brother-in-law, Allen Stinnett. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Diana; daughters, Kelly Reno and Kristy Johnson; granddaughter, Breanna; and grandson, Dakota; father, Orval Johnson; sister, Ethel Buck; mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Dorothy Stinnett; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Debbie Cody, all of Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Sharon Stinnett of Littleton; several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday at the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pueblo Christian Center. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food, flowers and gifts, the family respectfully requests donations be made to his daughters' educational fund, c\o T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Johnson, Leonard G.
Leonard G. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Leonard G. Johnson, 76, passed away on June 7, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Eva Marie Johnson. Leonard was a member of the Eagles, Elks and Lions. He had a long career with Mountain Bell and AT&T. He was a flying instructor and a commercial pilot, and flew for San Isabel Electric, the Colorado Game and Fish Department as an independent contractor. His hobbies included flying radio controlled scale airplanes, fishing and R.V. travel. He is survived by children, Michael (Berta) Johnson, Stephen (Gina) Johnson and Denise (Terry) Steadman; grandchildren, Ryan, Katie, Cara, Cory, Nathan, Michael, Heather, Michele and Darrell; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Noah and Adam. Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or charity of choice through the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow.

Johnson, Leonard L.
Leonard L. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2001 - Leonard L. Johnson died on May 2, 2001, in La Jolla, Calif., after a long illness. He was born in Pueblo on May 7, 1933. Mr. Johnson graduated from Centennial High School in 1951, and later attended Pueblo Junior College. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was employed at the CF&I Steel Corp., where he worked in the sales department for 17 years. With his wife, Diane, he operated and founded Central Pipe and Supply and Central Threading Inc. in Houston, Texas, until their retirement in 1992. He is preceded in death by his father, Owen Johnson; and brother, Alvin Johnson, both of Pueblo. Survived by his mother, Hazel Stumpff Johnson of Pueblo; wife, Diane Seelye Johnson of La Jolla, Calif.; children, Michael (Nancy Stephenson) Johnson of Houston; Lori (John) Nelson of Dobbin, Texas; Charles Johnson of Houston; grandchildren, Katherine Duncan, Erin (Charles) Greenwald, both of College Station, Texas; Andrew Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Ruth Johnson of Houston; great-grandson, Samuel Greenwald of College Station; brother-in-law, Charles (Joanne Miller) Seelye of Manitou Springs, Colo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001, to be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, family respectfully requests any contributions be made to the Natalie Penman Honorarium at Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado, Health Science Center, 4200 E. Ninth Ave., P.O. Box 140, Denver, CO 80262.

Johnson, LeRoy
LeRoy "Buddy" Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2004 - LeRoy "Buddy" Johnson, of Denver. Husband of Priscilla; father of Kimberly (Dennis), LeRoy Buddy Jr. (Sandra), Tamara, Joy Weiss (Mike); son of John and Mary Johnson of Cokedale, Colo.; brother of John Johnson Jr. (MaryAnn), Carolyn Duchlinski (Tom); grandfather of Dustin Irey (Crystal), Zach and Ali Weiss Jessy. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; both at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1900 California St., Denver. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial remembrances suggested to Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, CO, 80246.

Johnson, Leslie J.
Leslie J. “L.J.” Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Leslie J. “L.J.” Johnson, 92, passed away Sept. 5, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Alberta Johnson; nieces, Janice Elliott of Fort Collins, Colo., Barbara (Lowell) Coltran of Texas, Betty Sue Johnson of Colorado Springs, Dorothy May Walker and Willa Faye McCurry, both of Missouri; nephews, Gary Kidd of Ordway, Colo., Robert Kidd of Leadville, Colo., Billy Kidd of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ricky (Jill) Kidd of Pueblo; also survived by numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. L.J. moved to Pueblo from Sugar City, Colo., in 1940. He farmed and sold mobile homes and campers for many years in Pueblo. He enjoyed farming and fishing and he loved to sing. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday; and funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Johnson, L'Jeane C.
L'Jeane C. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - L'Jeane C. Johnson, 84, passed away on January 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Jesse Cramer; step-father, Fred Kalaus; brother, Max Cramer; and husband, Joe A. Johnson. L'Jeane leaves behind two children, Tim (Elena) Johnson and Debra (Dave) Lockett; as well as grandsons, Todd and Jeffrey Johnson, Toby (Rea) Lockett, Cody (Nicole) Lockett and Brody Lockett; sister-in-law, Marie Johnson; nieces, Janice Johnson, Judy (Wayne) Neveu; and nephews, Michael and Ward Cramer. L'Jeane was born in Galva, Kansas, graduated from Colorado Springs High School and attended Blair Business College. She was active in the Al Kaly Shrine Ladys and was Queen of the Nile in 1971. She and husband Joe owned J's Hotel in Colorado Springs until their retirement in the mid 1970's. Afterwards they spent much time traveling and enjoying their life together. They were very active in the Al Kaly Shrine. Services will be held Thursday, at 2:00 p.m., at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital through the Colorado Springs Shrine Club.

Johnson, Lois A.
Lois A. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Lois A. Johnson, Pueblo Life Care Center, passed away Oct. 3, 1998. Survived by her son, Tim (Eileen) Craney, Pueblo West- three grandchildren- and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 11 a.m. today, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Johnson, Lola E.
Lola E. Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2003 - Lola E. Johnson, 88, passed away on March 7, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Ada, Okla., to the late Nathan and Ada (Hurst) Tanner. In 1958, she married Clyde Johnson, he preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by one daughter, Nadine (John) Ochsner, of Denver; one sister; Jean Smith of Webb City, Mo.; two brothers, Herman Tanner of Anderson, Mo., Ray Tanner of Grove, Okla.; three grandchildren, Mark (Sheila) Ochsner of Denver, Dana Atteberry of Lincoln, Neb., and Martell (Howard) Edwards, of Red Oak, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Lola has been a resident of Pueblo for 64 years. She worked at Dana Corp. and was active in the Democratic Party as a fund-raiser. Lola was a Baptist by faith. Lola had many talents, and especially enjoyed crafts and ceramics and was a very talented seamstress. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Newcomer Family Mortuary, 7277 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, Colo. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, with Pastor Jerry Ochsner officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Johnson, Lula Esther
Lula Esther Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1980 - Lula Esther Johnson, late of 831 Beulah passed away Jan. 16, 1980 in a local nursing home. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel. Full notice later. The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Irene Densmore, 2028 E. Orman. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pueblo Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo 81002, direct or through our office.

Johnson, Lylith Marie
Lylith Marie Johnson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2005 - Lylith Marie Johnson, 87, April 16, 2005. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and service 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Johnson, Lysander L.
Lysander L. Johnson - Yampa Leader - January 31, 1913 - Lysander L. Johnson shot and instantly killed Mrs. Maude Murray and then killed himself, at Pueblo.

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