Saturday, February 16, 2002
Glenn G. Johnson died Feb. 7, 2002, in Craig.
Glenn was born April 15, 1910, in Logan, Utah, to Gunnard and Emma (Wampler) Johnson. The family moved to the Little Snake River area in 1914 and they lived near the base of Baker Peak. He attended school at Willowcreek and Dixon. Glenn married Fern Williams Nov. 24, 1936, in Fort Collins.
They lived for a time in California and Glenn worked as a stuntman. They then returned to the Sanke River and Glenn worked for the Salisbury Sr. Livestock Company and the Grieves. He then moved to Clark where he worked for the Moshers. He later operated his own ranch, The Boot Jack Ranch, near Mount Farrell on the Elk River. Glenn and Fern lived there for many years. After selling this ranch they moved to Meeker where they purchased another place east of Meeker and resided there until the summer of 2001 when they moved to the Valley View Manor in Craig.
Early on in their married life, they were involved in trailing horses from the Red Desert to Wamsutter where they were loaded onto a train and shipped to the Los Angeles stockyards. Upon arrival there, they trailed over one hundred head of horses down Colorado and Ventura Boulevards on their way to a ranch near Burbank.
Glenn enjoyed ranch work and breaking horses the more they bucked the better he liked it. He won at bronc riding in Craig in 1936 and he said he used the money to get married. Being asked about it in later years and being a modest man he said, "I believe the judge liked me." He also enjoyed outfitting, hunting and most of all being a cowboy in his early years. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild in California and in later years several organizations on the Elk River.
Glenn and Fern spent several winters in Arizona where he worked at the Tanque Verde Ranch near Tucson.
He is survived by his wife of over sixty-five years, Fern of Craig; his sister, Evelyn Crenshaw of Vernal, Utah; and a brother, Leonard Johnson of Fallon, Nev. Many nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive Glenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Vivian and Faye, and brothers, Leroy and Ray.
Memorial donations can be made to The Little Snake River 4-H or The Elk River 4-H, both in care of Grant Mortuary.