March 1, 1957 – May 18, 2010
Donald A. Johnson, age 56, passed away at his home in Lyons, on May 18, of heart failure. He was born March 1, 1957 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Merle and Donna Johnson. Don grew up in Hot Springs, and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1975; a year later he enlisted in the Air Force. After his service, he worked for a while in the electronics field for Hughes
Aircraft in California. Eventually, he entered the construction business, where he found his niche, and worked for the past thirty-odd years until his death.
He married Maureen Johnson in 1975, and they had two sons, Charlie and Cory. He then married Mindy Rogers in 1987 and had a daughter Jessica. In July of 1996 he married Diane (Dee) York, and became the step father to Dylan and Cassie Walters.
Don was preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by his wife Diane (Dee) Johnson of Lyons, his children: son Charlie Johnson (Charli Vigil, children Caiden, Taylor, and Samantha); son Cory Johnson (Jessica Johnson, children Daniel, Hailey and Lillie); daughter Jessica Comstock (Brent Comstock, children Amalia and Benjamin); son Dylan Walters, and daughter Cassie Walters (Andrew Roy, children Zoey); and his siblings: Corinne Johnson, of Lawndale, CA; Ron Johnson, of Las Vegas, NV; Joan Mabry (Chris), of Bennett, CO; Rhonda Benson (Dick), of Mesa, CO; Marge Walker (Ron) of Gillette, WY; and his many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and reception for Don was held at The River Community Church on Monday, May 27.
Condolences may be left at Donald Johnson’s online guestbook at ahlbergfuneralchapel.com, and Facebook/don.johnson. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to Don Johnson Memorial Fund at Bank of the West, Lyons, CO 80540.