April 17, 1928 – May 14, 2019
Dolores E. Johnson of Estes Park passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Good Samaritan Village. Dolores was born April 17, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. She lived her informative years in Chicago, graduating from high school in 1946. Her best friends were two of her cousins, Dorothy and Loretta, and they were known to all their classmates as the three amigos. In the late 1960’s, Dolores and her mother, Lucille Sedor (nee Klosowski), moved to Los Angeles. Dolores began working for an insurance company. As part of her job, she would receive, open and deal with the daily mail. It was in this role that she met and fell in love with the mail carrier, Norman Johnson. They married in 1971 and moved in 1989, along with Dolores’s mother, to Estes Park. They had been vacationing in Estes Park for many years and decided to retire here. They became very active in the Estes community to include the Senior Center and Estes Park Newcomers. Dolores, after Norm’s passing in 2009, continued to be involved in the Senior Center, eating lunch and playing pinochle with her friends. She also enjoyed her Sip and Snack group, which was an offshoot from her Newcomer days. Dolores is survived by her cousin, Sandy Hayes, in Chicago and her close friends and caretakers, Pete and Carol Smith of Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Good Samaritan Society, Estes Park Village, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, Co. 80517. Services for Dolores will be graveside at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens, Wednesday, May 22, at 10:00am.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019