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Dale F. Johnson

Aspen Times Staff

Dale Foster Johnson, a native of Aspen, died Aug. 9 in Albuquerque, N.M.He was born May 16, 1931, in Aspen, son of Carl and Eunice Johnson. They preceded him in death.Johnson is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Shiori Johnson; three sons, Gary Johnson of Apple Valley, Minn., Roy Johnson of Lafayette, Colo., and Zack Johnson of Salt Lake City; sisters Carletta McLain of Eaton, Colo., and Irene Conner of Aspen; brother Harold Johnson of Laramie, Wyo.; and five grandchildren.All of Johnson’s grandparents, Anna and Axel Johnson and Tom and Jenny Beck, settled in Aspen in the 1890s. He graduated from Aspen High School in 1949 and attended the University of Colorado. For several summers, Johnson worked on the crew that raised the Music Festival tent.He also served in the U.S. Air Force, where he met Shiori. They resided in Albuquerque for the past 40 years.


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