Richard Kent Johnson


(Sept. 9, 2003)

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Powell LDS Church for a former Powell and Cody resident, Richard Kent Johnson, 53.

Mr. Johnson died Sept. 9 in Grand Junction, Colo. Cremation has taken place.

He was born Jan. 10, 1950, in Basin and was a lifetime member of the LDS Church. He lived with his family and attended elementary schools in Laurel and Baker, Mont., in Maramoth, N.D., and in Seattle, Wash. He attended junior high schools in Everett, Wash., and Westminster, Calif., and high school in Huntington Beach, Calif.

He worked in construction and cement finishing. He loved fishing and living near mountains and rivers.

He married Cheri Hagler of Anaheim, Calif., in 1970. They had one son, Rob, and later divorced. He married Denise Oase of Huntington Harbor, Calif., in 1974. They had two children, Laura and Aaron, and later divorced.

Survivors include his children, Robert Johnson of Fresno, Calif., and Laura (Erick) Gayton and Aaron Johnson of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; his father and stepmother, George Johnson Sr. and Eleanor Johnson of Burlington; his brothers, George Johnson, Jr. of Billings, Mont., Stan (Lisa) Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Leonard (Wanda) Johnson of Amarillo, Texas, and Les Johnson of Vancouver, Wash.; his sisters, Phyllis (Larry) Hughes of Everette, Wash., and Marilyn Carpenter and Elizabeth (Mike) Johnson of Powell; two grandsons and two granddaughters; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Johnson; and nephews Michael Johnson and Ryan Carpenter.