Samuel Bard Johnson |

Samuel Bard Johnson

Samuel Bard Johnson, 74, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Sylvia and son Peter.

After serving in the Peace Corps in Colombia, Sam worked for the State of Vermont before leaving to work abroad with Plan International first in Bolivia, then in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ecuador. In Colorado he continued to create bridges with the newly emerging Latino community as a certified court interpreter in the Glenwood Springs and Aspen courts.

He is remembered most by his family and friends for his integrity, his love of adventure and all things wild, his loyalty, social conscience and ability to find creative solutions to problems. His greatest legacy is his love of family, nature, and Latin America and his desire to be of service to others.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at his home in Carbondale, Colorado on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Donations may be made in his memory to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Wilderness Workshop, or Plan International.

Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User