Robert Johnson

  • "You are on my mind my love. Always. 143RSJ."
  • "Always in my heart, I know your watching and I feel you."
    - Johnson
  • "Thinking of you today. Happy Birthday! I love you and miss..."
  • "Never forgotten. Never."
  • "Missing you, our son misses you."
    - Krystal Johnson

Robert Scott Johnson died from a fall while hunting mountain goats in the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula on September 4, 2011

Robert was born in Spokane, Washington on June 27, 1973. He moved to Alaska in July of 1983 and was a graduate of Dimond High School class of 1991. Upon graduation, Robert joined the U.S. Army and served as a Ranger with the 1st Battalion, 75th Regiment. A hard worker, Robert was a trade-school-licensed truck driver and graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, becoming a certified Harley Davidson Technician. Robert's most recent employment was with the Anchorage School District as a heavy equipment operator.

Robert was a passionate, diverse outdoorsman. He was an accomplished hunter, hiker, fisherman, and trapper who loved the beautiful State of Alaska. His other interests included painting, gold panning, bar-b-cueing and he was an expert fly fisherman, very skilled at tying his own flies.

There was no such thing as a stranger to Robert, as he opened his heart to those beyond his family and touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. His enthusiasm for life was surpassed only by his love for family.

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Robert is survived by his wife, Tamara Keene-Johnson, his son Teal Johnson, his step-son Preston Lanum, his step-daughter Whitney Welch, his mother Norma Jo Johnson, his father David Johnson, his mother-in-law Judy Mathewson, his sister Leslie Rentfro, his brother Scott Johnson, his son's mother Krystal Johnson, his mentor, father figure and friend Fred Klouda, Martin Johnson and Grant Gaberino, two men who started out as hunting and fishing buddies and became his brothers.

His loss has left a gaping hole in the lives of all who loved him.

There will be a celebration of life at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum on Saturday, September 17th at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made to the college fund for Robert's son, Teal Johnson at True North Federal Credit Union, 341 West Tudor Road #100, Anchorage, AK 99503, Attn: UTMA for Teal Johnson.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, 2011
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