Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral

3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO


Elwood C. Johnsen

May 3, 1923February 22, 2020

Elwood C. Johnsen was born on May 3, 1923 and passed away on February 22, 2020 and is under the care of Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held on March 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Committal Service will be held on March 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Elwood C. Johnsen

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Betty Rude

May 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Elwood's passing. He and Robert Rude were good friends for many years. Bob and I would vacation in Colorado and visit whenever we could. Always had a place for us to hang our heads. When they would go to family reunions, we would reciprocate . We always enjoyed talking to them from Wisconsin and keeping up with the family. He was quite a character and sure kept us on our toes. Will miss the phone calls.


Betty Rude

Troy Johnson

May 3, 2020

Condolences from the Troy Johnson family in Superior, WI.

We just learned of Elwood's passing when we were going to call Elwood on his birthday.

Paula Hedgpeth

March 24, 2020

We were across the street neighbors of Elwood and Marilyn for 30+ years. There are so many stories that could be told of those years with them, but perhaps this is not the forum. Marilyn always referred to Elwood and me as "Partners in Crime". The two of us could always find some sort of trouble to get into around the Fremont neighborhood, and life was never boring.

Elwood always would tell me that he was going to live to be 100. My friend, you always spoke the truth, and you came so close. I hope you're staying busy in Heaven staking out a big porch for all of us to sit on.

May God bless and keep you. Rest in Peace, good buddy.

Paula Hedgpeth

Gail Benson

March 6, 2020

The most significant person in my dad's life was mom. Always willing to help her out and give her 5 minutes of peace, he took us kids to Sunday School one Sunday. We were a picture in our fancy clothes and shiny shoes. On the way home, he took us to the pond to catch salamanders. That was the best Sunday of my life! It may not have been mom's best Sunday.

Frank Atwood

February 28, 2020

Around 2003, Sunshine began with Elwood’s idea to repeal the Littleton Grocery tax. He put shoe leather where his thoughts were and collected the most signatures. Thanks Elwood from all us Sunshiners!

Frank Atwood

February 27, 2020

Jerry Hill remembers the dedication of Littleton’s WWII memorial and initially the Governor was going to send a non veteran as his representative which annoyed Jerry and Elwood so much that they visited the Governor’s office and successfully got a veteran to attend. Pleasantly demanding respect.

Elwood and I did an Honor Flight with northern Colorado Chapter. As WWII veteran , he had a dedicated escort and wheelchair. At Lincoln Memorial the elevator wasn’t working so the two of them walked up the steps, I carried the wheelchair and then Elwood rolled around inside and out back to view the Pentagon and Lee’s Arlington House across the Potomac River. This trip may have annoyed Marilyn.

Lucy Powers

February 27, 2020

Elwood was vibrant and very present...and funny and smart...passionate...and caring....both he and his sweetheart Marylin are great treasures...they will never be forgotten...in fact they carried such Life and strength..they for me will seem always alive.
I am grateful to have known him!
Godspeed Elwood!💕
And glad to have more "earth time" with Marylin 🌹

Gloria Shone

February 26, 2020

I have many fond memories of Elwood and Marilyn over the years - his spunkiness and devilish sense of humor, his devotion to Marilyn. I am glad that he was able to take an honor flight to Washington DC last year. He came back with many stories and souvenirs. Elwood was a vital part of our community and will be sorely missed.

Lisa Casper

February 26, 2020

Elwood and Marilyn were great neighbors and friends. Elwood kept an eye on the neighborhood and he never failed to help my mom or dad or me. I appreciated that.

I loved visiting on the porch with both of them and they loved my dogs - all of them from the time my parents moved into that house.
Elwood, you are missed. Rest in Peace.

Lisa Casper

Norm Brown

February 25, 2020

Elwood and I took the time to discuss the policy and politics in Littleton. He would frequently proclaim "I have a question", and then proceed to bring an issue for discussion. I'll miss that.
He and "our" dog Pearl got along quite well, neither thought I ever had a good idea as to what we should do next.
They were right.


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