Virgil Christian Johnson Sr.

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Longtime Routt County resident Virgil Christian Johnson Sr., died Dec. 3, 2002 at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade, Colo. He was 90.

Virgil was born Jan. 13, 1912, to Chris and Hilda Johnson in Idaho Springs, Colo., where he spent his childhood.

He married Vivian Whaley on Oct. 7, 1933 in Longmont, Colo. The couple spent more than four decades living in Routt County.

Virgil served in the Navy, and he was honorably discharged on July 9, 1945.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Vernon Johnson.

He is survived by four sons, Everett Johnson of Laramie, Wyo., Ernest Johnson of Whitewater, Virgil Johnson Jr. of Fruita, and Danny Johnson of Grand Junction; a brother, Raymond Johnson of Sheridan, Wyo.; two sisters, Thyra Bridges of Redding, Calif., and Daisy Stugartt of Longmont; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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