Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO


Harold Lee Johnson

October 11, 1940September 3, 2019

Fond memories of Harold and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared using the guest book link below.


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Sunny Johnson

September 9, 2019

To my loving family, from Sunny Johnson:
I wanted to share a few things with all of you that I really like:

“Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near; so loved, so missed, so very dear!”

“A gentle reminder that we’re never far apart. Your spirit will live on forever, there within my heart!”

“If we have lost a parent, we have lost part of our buffer against being the ‘older generation,’ and with all that implies. If we have lost a child, a whole future together is wiped away. If a sibling is lost, one of the sharers of our early years is gone. Though it may be heavy going for a while, we will re-align our patterns of thought and expectation so we can be grateful for the life—and the memories—that we have. Though the waters of change swirl around me, still I am safe. Saddened as I am by loss, my heart lifts in gratitude for the richness that my lost loved one has brought to my life. I am grateful, from the bottom of my heart, that I have shared the life of my loved one, and I trust that someday my happiness, as I remember our life together, will far outweigh the grief I feel now.”

Eventually, sadness softens and turns to memories. My dear brother Harold will forever be with us in our hearts. And so I am praying for friends to Comfort you, Faith to hold you up, and Loving Memories to help you smile again! Sometimes it’s hard to understand why people we love are taken from us, but I hope all of us can find comfort in knowing we were all a special part of Harold’s well-lived life, ‘cause that’s what family is!
With love, Sunny

Gerald D. Johnson

September 9, 2019

On Sept.3/2019 My big brother Harold L. Johnson went to be with The Lord. Harold was my role model as a kid. He always worked hard at everything he done. There was nothing he would not share with you if he liked you and if he did not like you, you were in trouble. Harold was loved by all the family and we will always miss him. Harold was 11 months and 3 weeks older than I am and he was the oldest of us six kids. Harold will always be remembered with all our family's love. I love you my Brother. Gerald. Harold is the tall good looking one with the dark wavy hair

Melody Anderson

September 9, 2019

My dear brother, Harold (or Tex, as some called you when you were young),
I will never think of horses without thinking of you. You taught me a lot when I was a little kid. My first "horse" was a donkey that I named Tonka. He was supposed to belong to all of us, but I always considered him mine. My next was a palomino pony named Cinnamon that you raised from your little mare Beauty. I loved going to stay with you and your family when you lived on the ranch by Bergen Park. I would ride any of the horses that I could get on. Of course, I also remember the time that your dog Lady got the porcupine quills in her nose and you expected Holly and I to be able to hold her down while you pulled the quills out. We were still little kids and Lady was awfully big!
I always loved it when you'd take me to the auctions with you when I was a little kid. I loved fetching coffee for you and all of the snacks and hamburgers you bought me. I got to wander around and watch the people at the sale barn work. You always seemed to love having me go with you.
I remember the trip you & Sam went on with Sunny and I. When you first saw the Giant Redwoods, you said "Where's my chainsaw". Then you said "Who could possibly cut one of these trees down - they're too beautiful".
I know you are no longer suffering, and that makes losing you bearable. I will always love and miss you. I know you are now with the folks and Lanny, and doing the things you love once more. If you happen to find him up there too, would you please give Cinnamon a pat on the neck for me?
I love you Harold! ~ Melody

Holly DeFeyter

September 9, 2019

Dad, I miss you so much. I hope you never get tired of hearing how much I love you because I will never stop saying it. You are much to loved to ever be forgotten.