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, www.MontgomerySteward.com
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donald Lester Johnson's name.
First Congregational UCC Memorial Fund
1317 N. Main St.