Billie R. Johnson, 76, passed away Feb. 25, 2007. Survived by her husband, Donald Johnson; children, Tammie (Gary) Miller of Livermore, Colo., Terrie (Ronald) Ames of Mukwonago, Wis., Robin (Tracy) Johnson of Cortland, Ill. and Leslie (J.R.) Lewis of Cordova, Alaska; sister, Shirley Cantrell of Ranier, Ore.; grandchildren, Mark Miller, Natalie (Karl) Ohlsen, Carol (Jason) Marsh, Tena (Mark) Zeman, Beth (Daniel) Reinhardt, John Ames, Joseph Ames, Ryan Johnson, Shawna Johnson and Robbie Lewis; great-grandchildren, Ethan Reinhardt, Maya Marsh and Clara Ohlsen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Florence Sawtell; and sister, Marceil Dolsen-Denton. Billie was born in Pueblo on April 25, 1930. Her whole life was dedicated to loving and caring for her family. She demonstrated her artistic talent by cartooning for Central High School. Billie was very active at her church where she taught Bible classes and Sunday school. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2007, at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Reverend Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational UCC, 228 W. Evans, Pueblo, Colo. 81004. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To all, I was so saddend to hear of Aunt Billies passing. My heart goes out to Uncle Don & all the cousins for thier loss. The years and miles have kept us apart, but my memories of all of you & Colorado trips remain dear to my heart. My deepest sympathy..Marla Kay

  2. To everyone, I am so sorry for your loss, Aunt Billie will be greatly missed by all. I am far away from you all but my heart and love goes to you all. I wish I could have been with you. I thought and still think of Aunt Billie all of the time. I’ll always remember how soft spoken she was and how she loved her family so much. Her love for Uncle Don was so great I felt it whenever I was near. We will miss her.
    Love to all Marcie

  3. My dear Aunt Billie. I will miss you deeply. Mom and you were so much alike I always felt at home with you and Uncle Don when I visited. I’ll always remember the Crock-pot exploding in your kitchen when we were outside about to drive back to Michigan. To Uncle Don, Tammie, Terrie, Robin, Leslie, husbands, children, Grand-children and all, my deepest condolences and sympathy and my deepest love to all for your lose. Take care and love the memories.

  4. Dear Don & Family,
    Our prayers are with you all. She was a very dear friend, a real lady and god knows she was a great lover of God and family.

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