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Hill­crest Me­mo­rial


James Thomas John­son, age 98, was wel­comed into Heaven on Novem­ber 2, 2018. Well done good and faith­ful ser­vant. Jim was born Fe­bru­ary 18, 1920 to Bert and Evan­ge­line John­son of Glen­wood Springs, CO. Jim grad­u­ated from Washington State Col­lege. He served in the Marine Corps dur­ing World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic ser­vice in the Korean War.

In 1952 Jim be­gan teach­ing mid­dle school in Con­nell where he mar­ried fel­low-teacher, He­len Wirth, in 1953. They raised their fam­ily and taught in Con­nell for many years. Jim and He­len re­tired in 1979 and en­joyed their art work for more than 30 years. Each Tues­day, Jim

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