Lilly Jane Johnson

February 16, 1945September 23, 2020

Lifetime Craig resident, Lilly Jane Johnson, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Memorial Regional Health in Craig. She was 75. A celebration of Lilly’s life will be held at the family ranch on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Lilly Jane Mead was born the daughter of Donal “Leroy” Mead and Carol Elsie (Conner) Mead on February 16, 1944. She spent her childhood on the family ranch and attended school in Hamilton. Lilly graduated from Moffat County High School with the class of 1963. While attending high school, Lilly met the love of her life, Donald M. Johnson, Jr. On June 2, 1963, Lilly and Donald were married and to this union, two daughters were born. The couple resided in Craig for 16 years before moving to the family ranch near Hamilton, where she lived for the remainder of her life. When she was raising her family, Lilly was a stay at home mom. She found employment after the kids were in school at Coast to Coast, where she worked for many years before the store closed. In addition, Lilly enjoyed working on the family ranch caring for her livestock. Lilly and Don celebrated 44 years of marriage together before Don’s passing on April 7, 2008. In her spare time, Lilly loved decorating cakes for special occasions. She also enjoyed crafting and had a special love for her animals. Above all, Lilly was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege to love and know her. Lilly is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Hering of Hamilton and Mary Ann (Doug) Walsh of Grand Junction; two brothers, Charlie Mead of Craig and Alan Mead of Hamilton; and one sister, Sandra (Caleo) Sallee of Scappoose, OR. Lilly is further survived by seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous others she thought of as her own grandchildren. Lilly was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


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Jerry Downing

September 29, 2020

Lilly was a wonderful friend and we had the pleasure of having her as an employee at the Coast to Coast store. Always honest and cheerful, she greeted our customers with a smile. We last saw her at Vera’s memorial and had a nice visit. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family.
Jerry and Judy Downing

Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis

September 28, 2020

Dear Johnson and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal! Rest easy, dear soul. God bless her and her family.

Veronica Hook

September 25, 2020

Aunt Lilly always amazed me in caring for everyone else! She had her animals to care for at home then would spend countless hours in town with those she loved! She will truly be missed! 💔

Hugs and prayers to all!

Veronica (Roni Johnson) Hook

David Reed

September 24, 2020

I love you Aunt Lilly, and always will!

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