Donald Lester Johnson

donald johnson

April 15, 1928 ~ February 13, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Livermore, CO

Donald Lester Johnson, 91, formerly of Pueblo, Colo. and recently of Livermore, Colo., passed away Feb. 13, 2020. Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Billie Rae (Sawtell) Johnson. Survived by 4 children, Tammie (Gary) Miller, Terrie (Ronald) Ames, Robin (Tracy) Johnson and Leslie (J.R.) Lewis; sister, Barbara Carrier; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Craighead and Madeline (Scott) Johnson; and brother, Raymond Charles Johnson.
Donald served in the US Navy from 1946-1950, and worked for the Sante Fe Railroad in Pueblo for 35 years. He was very active in the Sky Corral R.C. Airplane Club, winning numerous races and teaching countless others to fly model planes. In later years, he switched to drones and continued sharing his love of all flying machines into his 90s.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel at 1317 North Main St., in Pueblo, with military honors to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Hwy 78 West.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational Church UCC, 228 W. Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004. Online condolences,


Funeral Service: February 19, 2020 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donald Lester Johnson 's name.

First Congregational UCC Memorial Fund

1317 N. Main St.
Pueblo, CO

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  1. Dear Ron and Terrie,
    It has been our pleasure and privilege to get to know your family. It has always been fun to come to your house and visit with Donny. He always had a warm smile and a great hug. We will miss him.
    God bless you and your family. May you always have happy memories of your dad and mom.

  2. Dear Ron and Terry,
    It has been a great pleasure and privilege to get to know your family. I always loved seeing Donny and his warming smile. I will miss his hugs and wit. We send you our love, prayers, and condolences.
    God Bless you with happy thoughts of your dad and mom.

  3. To the remarkable family of Donald Johnson, to whom we are honored to be related by marriage: We thank you for sharing the service on the internet. Molly and I were not able to be with you all in person but we were there in spirit. Holding each of your hands and shedding tears with you as the words were spoken (great job Ron and Terry and J.R.) and the music played. And to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, something to think about when you miss your Grand Dad:

    Remember me in your heart, your thoughts,
    your memories of the times we loved,
    the times we cried, the times we flew, the adventures we had,
    the times we laughed.
    For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.

    God bless you all and happy thoughts of Don with Billie in Heaven.
    Jay and Molly with Matt, Laura and Family in Michigan.

  4. Donnie was a gift to us all. We will miss him dearly. Sending love and prayers. Love, Pam, Ken, and Rikky

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