Garnet Marion Johnson
June 4, 1927 – November 14, 2020
Garnet Marion Brown Johnson (93) of Ft. Collins passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was born June 4, 1927 in Chicago, IL, daughter of Alexander and Marion Brown. Garnet graduated from White Plains High School in White Plains, NY in 1944 and later attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL where she was active in the Chapel Choir and where she met her future husband, Robert, in chemistry lab. They were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 1947 in White Plains, NY. She also attended Syracuse University and later received her B. S. degree in Zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1951. She became a registered Medical Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and worked in various hospitals, clinics and laboratories in New York, Illinois, Indiana and Colorado.
Garnet was an active church member for many years where she taught Sunday School for Jr. High and adults. She was a Pioneer Girl leader and youth sponsor for high school age students along with her husband and sang with the church choir. Garnet volunteered with the Belle Bonfils Blood Bank for over 20 years with the CSU Women’s Association. She worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA) program for many years and was a Cub Scout Den Mother for her two sons. Most important in her life were the years she volunteered for the American Cancer Society in its Reach For Recovery Program. She volunteered in her children’s schools as a teacher’s aide, tutored GED students and provided music for devotions in a local nursing home
Garnet especially loved the mountains, where she enjoyed camping, hiking, flowers and bird watching with her family. Her special loves were music, gardening and traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her three children, Robert B. Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Jacque and their four children, Rae, Kai, Britten and Rahn, Richard K. Johnson and his wife Linda and their three children Jenny (Will) Cullinan, Amy (Matt) Hemenway and Karen (Stephen) Maloney, Elizabeth A. Bobb and her husband Stuart, and their two children, Nathan and Lisa and by one great grandson, Milo Cullinan. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Johnson, Sr.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through Allnutt Funeral Service to either The Grace School of the Bible, the Hospice of Larimer County or the Food Bank of Larimer County
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Garnet Marion Johnson
November 20, 2020
I had lost contact with Garnet after Robert passed away and was surprised to read of her passing. I went to White Plains High School, graduating in 1945 from Scarsdale High and knew Garnet quite well. She was a best friend of my sister-in-law Irmgard Fendler and perhaps we were all in the same gym class at high school. My husband Alfred and I moved to Fort Collins and would get together with Garnet and Robert from time to time and talk about our life in White Plains and Fort Collins.
My sympathy to all the members of her family and know she will be missed in so many ways. She was a great lady.