Eleanor B. Johnson


Eleanor B. Johnson was born June 27, 1928, on the farm of her parents, Alcarita and George Romero, north of Fort Lupton. She lived in Fort Lupton for many years and graduated from the local high school. Eleanor was employed at May D&F Co. where she met and married her husband, Marvin. The couple moved to Nebraska. Eleanor returned to the Fort Lupton area years later where she raised her three children.

    Eleanor worked in bookkeeping for Brighton Appliance and John Deere Implements in Fort Lupton. She also worked at Brighton Federal Savings and Loan Association as vice president of loans. She was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.  Elle, as her friends called her, met and married James L. Johnson in 1973.  They resided in Brighton together, for more than 23 years, enjoying each other’s interests and ambitions. Together, Jim and Eleanor were involved in Grange and Adams County Soil Conservation, and loved to fish.

    Eleanor regretfully retired from banking because of  her failing eyesight. She cared for her husband, Jim, until he passed away at home in 1996. Eleanor continued to live in Brighton. She volunteered at Harbor House and was involved at the local senior center. In 2001, she moved to a senior resort area of Dewey, Ariz. Eleanor left this world peacefully in her own home Dec. 17, 2009.  Her three children were near and also her youngest sister. Three grandsons also came to say their good-byes. Eleanor now resides in her eternal home with her Lord and savior.

    Eleanor is survived by her three children and their spouses, David and Gloria, Kathleen and Glenn, Timothy and Linda; grandsons, Eric, Jason and Nicholas; great granddaughters, Kali and Lani; sisters Mary, Rose, June Ann and brother Harry; Aunt Delia and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

    Eleanor will be best remembered by the way she raised her children and took care of her parents and grandparents. The values that she taught her children were the ones she lived her life by; faith in God, love of family, hard work, respect yourself and others, be a loyal friend and never, ever, give up.  

    Eleanor’s remains will be buried near her parents at 10 a.m., June 3, in Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton. In lieu of flowers and cards, make donations to Garth B. Last Charitable Foundation, P. O. Box  910418, St. George, UT. 84791-0418. Make notation on your checks, in memory of Eleanor B. Johnson. The foundation raises, manages, and disburses funds to enable those less fortunate to access compassionate, quality care in central Arizona, southern Nevada and southern Utah.



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