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Harold W. Johnson

Aspen, CO ColoradoHarold W. Johnson, 79, passed away April 17, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins after a difficult battle with cancer. He was born in Aspen on July 13, 1927, the son of Carl and Eunice (Beck) Johnson. He graduated from Aspen High School in 1945, and served in the Army with duty overseas in Osan Ni, Korea in 1947. He married Mary Lou Winslow in 1957 and, soon after, earned his engineering degree from the University of Colorado.He lived most of his life in Aspen, where he worked for a short time at the Midnight Mine. He participated in the surveying of Snowmass Village in the early ’60s, laying out the Starwood subdivision where a street is named for him, and served as Pitkin County surveyor through his business, Johnson and Longfellow. In 1986, he retired to Tularosa, N.M., where he lived until he moved to Laramie, Wyo., in 2004.He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou, his parents and his brother Dale. He is survived by two sisters, Carletta McLain and her husband Earl of Eaton, and Irene Conner and her husband Claude of Aspen; children James W. Johnson and wife Erin of Laramie, Wyo., Kenyon Johnson of Denver, Katherine Helmuth and husband Craig of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Diane Johnson of Denver; and grandchildren Sierra and Connor Johnson of Laramie, Wyo.


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