Life is not the same without you here. I wish I could bring you back. I miss you so very much. I love you. XoXoXoX
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Nicole, I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I have no profound words, memories are too many, thank you for making me the strong woman I have become. Be at peace and know that you are missed and loved.
Forever and Always your Daughter
John, our love lives on in my heart, I will miss you until we are reunited in heaven, rest in peace my love.
John was the absolute love of my life, he told me & showed me that love every day of our nearly 18 years together. I loved his smile, keen since of humor & quick wit! My beautiful memories will be cherished forever! I will see you again my love, rest in the peace you so deserve.
So sad to hear about "Uncle John." I vividly remember him from my childhood summers in Colorado Springs. Used to love the barbeques with John, the girls and the dogs! RIP John Johnson.
What a life! What a smile! What a blessing God gave to us for awhile!
It was never a trip...always a journey. Your pep talks and lectures are what made me the person I am.
I'll cherish the years together and the years apart. You were my rock Pops.
Love forever til we meet again,
Dear ones ~ Gone too soon~ Life is Fleeting ~ However Loving & Joyful Memories live on and on ~ Forever ~ may those be ur peace today & always. Love & Prayers, Gerard & Deniese Thatcher
The news of the loss of John deeply saddens my heart and soul. For not so many men that are of Johns caliber are left. What we all look for in great people: Honor, courage, understanding and a loving heart; John so lived.
I have known John since I was a child, and in those 50 some years did I ever once doubt who John was. I have always looked up to him and respected him. Several times in my life when things were hard and unclear, I turned to John for honest and balanced guidance, and I was not disappointed. My heart goes out to Peggy and family....
Though we grieve now at his loss, we are truly all better people from being able to share in his life.
I love you grandpa and will miss you.
Although we lived very many miles apart there was never a holiday, birthday, or celebration that my grandfather did not call or let us know that he loved us, there is no doubt that my grandfather was a great man and i love him. You will be greatly missed grandpa you'll always be in my thoughts goodbye.
I love you and miss you Grandpa.
There is no less to say than that he was an amazing grandfather. Not a holiday or birthday went by that I didn't get something in the mail and a phone call. Many miles apart but it always seemed like he was right there. I love you and will miss you greatly Grandpa.
Johnny and I took many classes together at Pikes Peak Community College and became good friends, our paths also crossed many times over the years and I always appreciated his wit and calm demeanor. He was a true Professional. RIP Brother. My condolences and prayers for the family.
I Love You With All My Heart Dad!
What a Wonderful soon to be Father-In-Law. John had such an amazing sense of humor. It was truly a pleasure to have known him. He will be EXTREMELY MISSED but will live on in our hearts & prayers forever.
Love & Prayers to the entire family.
My heart is broken. I Love my Father & Miss him more than words could ever express.
You will be with me in my heart forever! I Love You So Much!
What a funny dude he was, always with a very dry and sarcastic wit, he made me laugh a lot! He was a grand officer, never excited when it got rough, always cool and calm, which made me cool and calm. A great leader and role model who will very much missed. Roy, Wendy and family my prayers to you.
So deeply sorry for your loss. JJ was an asset to the fire service, he always did his job, diligently and with a smile. He served as a great role model for many of the younger firefighters that were to follow in his footsteps.
It was never a dull moment when JJ was working. I always remember him smiling and laughing. He will definately be missed.
Thoughts, prayers and hugs to Peggy and the family.
Prayers and blessings for a great family suffering a tremendous loss. Love you all.
Peg, words are never enough. Having been in your shoes twice now, I can truly say I feel your pain and I'm so very sorry. J J was such a treat and so much fun to be around. Another Great man gone but to a higher place. Rest in peace my friend.
I'm here for you Peg,
I am Johnny's cousin, Debbie, (his Uncle Ralph's youngest daughter). I was heartbroken to hear of his unexpected death. Johnny spent time with us in San Diego when he was in the Navy. Just 2 years older than me, he joined my friends and me in our activities and parties. Those were special times ... our cousin Billie joining us, too, in the summer. I am grateful to have known my cousin Johnny. I remember him as a gentle, fun, 'older' cousin and am proud of our ties to the Johnson brothers: Bob, Ralph, Merle and Bill. I loved spending time with Uncle Bill and Aunt Eleanor when they lived in AZ near mom and dad. Because of Aunt Eleanor's letters, I have a rich knowledge of the Johnson's. Dear Peggy, I pray that God will grant you peace from the pain and suffering of losing your husband. I pray He will endow you with hope for the days ahead and the courage to endure. "When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love Him" (Psalm 116:15 The Message).
Rest in Peace my Friend, Hiker, Climber, Outdoorsman. Climb On.
JJ has been a dear friend for a very long time. He has been one of the most supportive, caring and upbeat people I've ever had the pleasure to know. He has brought me and my son Josh a great deal of joy over the years! My heart breaks over the loss and I will miss him greatly!
Peg (and family), I'm so sorry for the loss and difficulty of this time. I hope and pray for comfort and peace for you all. Rhonda Embres
Be at Peace, I love you Dad!
Love Always, Aimee
Amanda - I am so sad to hear of the physical loss of your uncle. May the good memories linger. May peace come to all who love him.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and Wendy and your family on the passing of your brother. Jim and Carol Hendricks
I love you Dad
Love, Aimee ?
I LOVE YOU DAD
Love your daughter Aimee ?
Wishing fair winds and following seas to an old shipmate. Many fond memories with a true Fire Service professional. Bill and Judi Mills
My Uncle Johnny. You try and think of the perfect things to say, the tributes to his life, the things that you should have said while he was with us. This is what I want to share of my super cool Uncle JJ to my family, friends and my beautiful Aunt Peggy:
I seriously laugh out loud when I think of you. From the time I was a kid you were always such a fun and caring uncle. I remember the fire engines growing up and us talking about your work…I always wanted to hear the gory stuff…don't know why since I covered my ears when you told me.
We hiked Pikes Peak together, you a smoker at the time and me fresh into Colorado. We were probably ¼ of the way up Barr Trail and you were walking along as if no big deal…umm, smoking…hello, I should have had the advantage. I was an anchor of course and ended up sliding down part of the decline. Got some good Colorado road rash…always fun.
And…then there was “that” Thanksgiving, I flipped an entire plate of Thanksgiving dinner on the table… you were sitting next to me, didn't flinch and said, “Wow, that was impressive Adriane”. While I stood there in horror as our family and friends looked on.
There are so many “Johnny” stories and so many small things that happen in between. I love you Uncle Johnny and I will miss you every day.
I am so sorry to hear about Johnny's death. I am his uncle Merle's oldest daughter and only remember him as a cute little blond blued eyed boy. May God give you Peggy and his children and brothers peace beyond understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God Bless you all.
Peggy, we're so sorry for your loss. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you. Love you!
Peggy, we will always cherish the memories of you and Johnny on the boat with us at Pueblo. Those were some of the best days ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Ron and Dixie Boston
Peggy, Bill, Roy and Helen, I not only lost a cousin but a friend on Monday. John and I became real friends as teenagers while he was in the service and we had finally reconnected a few years back. My heart aches for all of you, his children, step children and grandchildren, there are just no words. All of you are being held close. He may be gone but he will not be forgotten. God bless and keep all of you.
Peggy, I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I remember my dad telling me about the first time he met John. Dad told John that he'd never seen you look happier. John responded by saying that you brought more joy and happiness to his life than he could express. I believe that John's love still resides in your heart. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can do to help you along this road of grief and loss. My love & prayers are with you.