Mary Jane Johnson, 82, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away on July 3, 2016, in Durango, Colorado. Mary Jane was born in Princeton, Indiana, to Tobe and Mildred Field on May 9, 1934. She worked as a medical technologist for 40 plus years. She enjoyed her family, friends, pets and was a big fan of the Denver Broncos. She loved to dance with her husband and especially loved the times when all of her family was together. Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 59 years, Calvin Johnson of Pueblo, Colorado; daughter, Tamra (Dennis) Brennan of Durango, Colorado; two sons, Gregory (Sherry) Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Geoffrey (Natalie) Johnson of Boulder, Colorado; and two grandchildren, Makenna Johnson and Hunter Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carol Schaffer; two of her children, Calvin Scott Johnson and Tracy Jane Backstrand; and one son-in-law, Jim Backstrand. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or PAWS for Life through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear sweet Johnson family,
    I just learned of Mary Jane’s passing, I am so sad by this. She was so very sweet to me. I loved her very much. I know she is in heaven enjoying Scott and Tracy. You all are in my prayers. Hugs to you all.

  2. Calvin and family. I was so sorry to hear of Mary Jane’s passing. She was a kind and generous woman, and she will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Mary Jane. Prayers to your family.

  3. I am saddened by the loss of dear Mary Jane . She was such a kind and decent person to everyone she met and such a good friend to me. I loved her dearly. I am sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers .

  4. Johnson family,
    MaryJane will always have a special place in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. My deepest condolences to the Johnson family! Mary Jane was always such a sweet, kind lady. She will be missed!

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