11-12-1947 ~ 3-12-2012
Edward Charles Johnson III, 64, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away March 12, 2012. His loved ones remember him as a strong, resilient and giving man who never started a task without finishing it and always did it well. Edward could be the poster man for the word “Integrity”.
Edward was born in Springfield, Ohio, son of the late Edward C. Johnson II and Bonnie M. Stott. Ed served his country in the US Army, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from McDonnell Douglas where he worked on building the DC-10, the Super 80 and the MD80 among other projects.
Mr. ”Ed” also owned and operated multiple Subway locations with his wife Gudrun for 27 years, where locally he made Ed’s cookie club a community favorite.
Ed spent his last few years enjoying retirement and his six rambunctious grandkids, while working to try and help Walsenburg become a better place. He served on the Economic Development Council, where he was the chairman, diligently pursuing the development and completion of the Spanish Peaks Apartments.
In addition to his loving wife of 43 years, Gudrun Johnson, Ed is survived by his son, Dan Johnson; and daughter, Barbara Johnson. He was predeceased by his son Michael Hayes.
A memorial service will be held Saturday March 17, 2012 at 4:00pm at St Mary Catholic Church, 121 East 7th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado.
At Ed’s bequest, in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Senior Outreach Program at St Mary Catholic Church, 121 East 7th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089 Attn Sister Carol Tlach. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 187, Walsenburg, CO 81089
Wins over 20 awards at the annual Colorado Press Association convention, including General Excellence for the second year in a row World Journal Staff Report