Orchard City resident Romie L. Johnson died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his residence. He was 86.
Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Cedaredge with Mass starting at 10:30. Interment will follow in the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Romie Leon Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1931, to Emery and Dorothy (Holleman) Johnson in Imperial, Calif. He spent his early childhood in Imperial Valley then the family moved to Delta. He graduated from Delta High School in 1949.
After graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Lawrence, in Delta.
Mr. Johnson was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening, antique cars and spending time with his large family.
He is survived by his wife of 68-plus years, Phyllis Johnson; one son, Jack Johnson; six daughters, Suzanne (Felix) Jones, Patricia Johnson, Theresa (Robert) Clair, Anne Miller, Janette (Randy) Hellman and Laura (Paul) Anker; one sister, Marlene (Bill) Taube; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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