Neil Johnson

64, motorcycling was his favorite hobby.

Neil Thomas Johnson died recently in his home in Woodland Park after a sudden illness.

He was the son of Jean Race Johnson and Edward Lewis Johnson, both of Buena Vista, both deceased

Neil grew up an “army brat”, moving all over the U.S. as Edward was stationed at various sites. One particularly interesting assignment was in West Berlin, allowing the family to tour Europe on vacations.

Once back stateside, he graduated from Highland Park High School in Ft. Sheridan, Ill.

Colorado was always homebase with both sides of the family living here. Neil became an ironworker in Craig and later a realtor in Colorado Springs.

Motorcycling was always his favorite hobby, and he did some classic car restoration as well.

Neil is survived by his sister, Kristine Johnson; his brother, Erik Johnson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, July 13, at Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave., in Buena Vista.