John A. Johnson

October 7, 1949April 28, 2014
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John Anthony Johnson October 7, 1949 - April 28, 2014

John, son of the late William R. and Eleanor Johnson, died unexpectedly on Monday April 28th.

John is survived by his wife Peggy Barron Johnson of 17 years, and three daughters: Aimee McClellan, Nicole Mullins, and Elisa Johnson; three step-children: Chris, Kelly and Cody Couch; six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and siblings Bill Johnson and Roy Johnson of Colorado Springs and Helen Johnson of Portland, OR.

“Johnny” served honorably in the US Navy as a Fireman and Damage Control Seaman. He continued his uniformed service as a Firefighter with the Colorado Springs Fire Department for 28 years rising to the rank of Captain. Following his retirement, he continued to serve his community as a Colorado Springs Fire Inspection and Safety Officer. He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Association.

Johnny was a 1967 graduate of Palmer High School and was awarded two Associate Degrees from Pikes Peak Community College in Police and Fire Science.

Johnny was known for his great wit and generous contribution to his community through volunteer work with the building of the Colorado Springs Fire Museum. In addition, he was always there to provide support and skilled labor for his extended family members, many friends and neighbors’ projects. He was a lover of the Colorado outdoors and an accomplished climber of Colorado “14-ers.” He was also known as a “fish magnet” for his unrivaled ability to catch trout in any body of Colorado water.

He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and his community.

Memorial Gardens will receive flower remembrances. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lester Williams Fire Museum, PO Box 119, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Visitation will be 2:00 PM at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel at 3825 Airport Road followed by a funeral service at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 3 May 2014. A reception will follow at the historic “Old Fire Station #4,” 29 South Institute Street, Colorado Springs,Colorado 80903.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Niki Mullins

July 27, 2016

I Love You Dad XoXoXoXoXoX

June 3, 2016

Praying and thinking of you often. Praying that you are at peace. I love you and miss you Dad. Love Aimee.

Niki Mullins

April 28, 2015

Missing You & Loving You Today & Always!!! I Love You With All My Heart Dad!!! >

Niki Mullins

June 25, 2014

Life is not the same without you here. I wish I could bring you back. I miss you so very much. I love you. XoXoXoX

Cesar & Galina Eyzaguirre

May 29, 2014

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Candy Sheldon

May 19, 2014

Nicole, I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Aimee McClellan

May 6, 2014

I have no profound words, memories are too many, thank you for making me the strong woman I have become. Be at peace and know that you are missed and loved.

Forever and Always your Daughter
Aimee ?

Peggy Johnson

May 6, 2014

John, our love lives on in my heart, I will miss you until we are reunited in heaven, rest in peace my love.

Peggy Johnson

May 6, 2014

John was the absolute love of my life, he told me & showed me that love every day of our nearly 18 years together. I loved his smile, keen since of humor & quick wit! My beautiful memories will be cherished forever! I will see you again my love, rest in the peace you so deserve.

Robert D'Andrea

May 6, 2014

So sad to hear about "Uncle John." I vividly remember him from my childhood summers in Colorado Springs. Used to love the barbeques with John, the girls and the dogs! RIP John Johnson.