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Johnson Sterns

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Johnson Sterns Obituary

Services will be October 16th, 11 a.m. at the Carrizozo High School Gymnasium, internment at the Evergreen Cemetery, with a pot luck dinner to follow at the Carrizozo Country Club.

Johnson was born on August 27, 1917 in Carrizozo, New Mexico to parents, Orsa and Pearl Stearns. Johnson passed away October 10, 2015 at his home in Carrizozo, N.M.

He graduated from Carrizozo High in 1936 and married his life-long sweetheart, Margaret Shafer, in May of 1937.
Margaret preceded him in death in August 1996.

Johnson is survived by three children: Bob and Sue Stearns from Nogal, N.M.; Judy and Charlie Glover from Las Cruces, N.M.; and Linda and Hoot Gibson from Carrizozo. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

One of his passions was being able to "cowboy" for various ranches around. He loved to hitch a ride in a plane and it didn't make any difference where they were going or who was flying. And oh, he was always up for anything to do with railroads. However, his biggest passion, beside the love for his family, was his love for Carrizozo, Lincoln County and New Mexico.

Johnson walked his faith. We know Christ is so proud of his true and faithful servant. He helped everyone and mostly loved helping the less fortune. He was generous, considerate and so kind. He never said an unkind word about anyone or anything. He never raised his voice or used foul language. He was a true gentleman.

The family wants Johnson's generosity and love for the less fortune to live on forever. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that all gifts go to the Amaris Willard Foundation, Inc. at 159 Silver Fox Ln. Alto, NM 88312, which is being established to help families that may be in need after having a child born with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 13. A bank account is established at Wells Fargo banks. If you have any questions regarding this foundation please email us at [email protected].

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13, 2015
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