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Franklin M. Johnson

Franklin M. Johnson
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Franklin M. Johnson of Tucson, Arizona, died December 16, 2011. He was born April 24, 1929, on the family farm out side of Friend, Nebraska, to John Walter T Johnson and Karen Marie Hansen Johnson, the youngest of five children.

He joined the US Air Force in 1948, serving in Guam, Morocco, England, Australia, Canada, and various bases in the U.S. He was honorably discharged from the 4080th Air Squadron after 22 years. He then went to work for the US Postal Service as a Supervisor of Mails in Commerce City and retired from there in 1989.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Stowe, grandchildren John, Nathan, Patrick, Phillip (Jenny), Nina and Anastasia Stowe; great-grandchildren Michael, Patrick, Adalyn and Chloe Stowe, all of Glenwood Springs; a sister, Mildred Snow of Houston, Minnesota; numerous nieces and nephews; and friend Maxine Arvilla of Tucson, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; two brothers, Carl and Oscar; and a sister Anna Jensen.



Burial will occur later this year at Black Hills National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, American Diabetic Association or charity of your choice.


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