Myrtis E. Johnson, 82, died on Sept. 25, 2018, after a long illness. She was the third of four daughters born to James E. and Madie (Johnson) Parker in Johnston County NC. Myrtis started her professional life as bookkeeper, but in 1976 she became one of the first female insurance agents in Pueblo and established The Johnson Insurance Agency. She earned many company rewards and the respect and trust of her clients. She was a determined and hard working person who never stopped striving, even in her illness. It will be hard for her family and friends to imagine a world without her in it. Myrtis was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Stanley E. 'Stan' Johnson; son, Curtis Glenn Johnson; and sister, Melvereen Blackmon. She is survived by her husband, DelWayne Nimmo; daughter, Kathy Johnson; grandson, Max Markowitz; sisters, Jean Williamson of Pueblo and Caroleen Blackman of Johnston County, N.C.; and brother, J.E. Parker of Johnston County, N.C. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo YWCA, 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 or Pueblo Historical Society, 203 W. 'B' St., Pueblo, CO 81003. ********************************************************** Myrtis wrote her own biography and obituary below. *********************************************************** Myrtis E. Johnson was born August 19, 1936, in Smithfield, North Carolina, to parents, James E. and Madie Johnson Parker, who were cotton and tobacco tenant farmers. She was the third of three daughters in the family. When she was eight, her fourth sister, Jeanie was born. Her Mother died later that same year. James died in July of 1956. Myrtis met Stanley Johnson in that same year, and they were married June 29, 1956, in Durham, N.C., and came to Pueblo, Stan's hometown, to make their home here. Myrtis went back to North Carolina and brought her 11-year-old sister, Jean, back to make her home with them. In August of 1958, Myrtis gave birth to Kathy, and in March of 1961, a son, Curtis Glenn, was born. Myrtis is predeceased by her mother and dad; sister, Melvereen Blackmon; son, Curtis Glenn and 1st husband, Stan, who died in February 2009. Myrtis is survived by husband, DelWayne Nimmo; daughter, Kathy, and sister, Jean Williamson, nephew, Brett Williamson and special little Bailey Williamson; sister, Careleen Blackman and family, brother-in-law, Willie Blackmon, and half-brother J.E. Parker and family; very special Ex-son-in-law, Ed Markowitz, and very special grandson Max Markowitz; sister-in-law, Gaynee (Dave) Yarberry; nephew, Scott (Joanna) Yarberry; special friends, Prescilla and Ray Cid, Gould Shriner III and many, many other longtime loved and appreciated friends, in and around Pueblo. Also survived by step daughter, Christina (Doug) Clapp and their sons, Jarin & Calen and step daughter, Charity (Rob) Chapman and their children, Cole and Eden; and by special friends, Francie (Burr) Hope in California. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Pueblo YWCA, 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 or Pueblo Historical Society, 203 W. 'B' St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

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  1. We have only known Del and Myrtis for a few years, after Del encouraged us to join the Southern Colorado Corvette Club at a car show we attended with our “new to us” corvette. We could tell he had a zest for life, and upon meeting Myrtis, she was of the same mind set. Our sincere condolences to Del and families. She touched many lives and we will miss her.

  2. Our condolences to Dell, his family, and to Myrtis’s family. We have known them both through the Southern Colorado Corvette Club for many years and she will be sorely missed by many. We are glad for the many wonderful years they had together.

  3. Enjoyed working with the entire Johnson Family, Stan, Myrtis , and Cathy.
    Great people that did a lot for the Pueblo Community.and all their many insurance clients.

    Dave and Marianne Cardinal

  4. Myrtis was an inspiration as a businesswoman, wife and mother.
    She was my first visitor after a serious car accident, bringing dinner and flowers.
    Bless all that feel her void
    Jil Teawalt

  5. Myrtis was my insurance agent for many many years and always treated my husband and I as friends. She will be missed by a lot of people. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you Myrtis.

  6. Myrtis was my insurance agent for many many years and always treated my husband and I as friends. She will be missed by a lot of people. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you Myrtis.

  7. I have known Myrtis for many, many years. She was gracious, personable and genuine. She was a dear friend. She will certainly be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. God bless.

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