Craig R. Johnson
1948 - 2020
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Craig R. Johnson was born November 22, 1948 in Pocatello, Idaho. He passed away at his home early in the morning on June 25, 2020 of natural causes. Craig was raised in Pocatello and attended local schools and graduated from Highland High School in 1967. He hired out soon after and made his career as a Carman with the Union Pacific Railroad.

Craig loved the outdoors. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, and spent many summers running rivers, mostly the Middle Fork and Main Salmon River. He also traveled with a friend to Chile to run the Bio Bio River, which was a treasured memory. For the past several years, Craig has had many health challenges including a leg amputation and surviving lung cancer. He has also had heart issues but has been feeling better recently and was enjoying being back in his home.

Craig is survived by three sisters: Cheryl Casebolt (Russ), Renita and Judy Johnson. He is also survived by 3 nieces, a nephew, and 8 great-nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Vivian Johnson and another sister, Becky Johnson and a nephew, Seth Casebolt. A short service will be held on Monday at 12 noon at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home with a viewing beginning an hour prior to the service.

Precautions will be taken to respect the guidelines for social distancing during the viewing and funeral. Interment will follow at the Thomas-Riverside Cemetery west of Blackfoot.

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Published in Idaho State Journal on Jun. 28, 2020.
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6 entries
June 30, 2020
Seems he was a great friend to everyone. So glad I knew you CJ. Rest in peace
Rick and Patty
Rick harbour
June 30, 2020
I am so sorry To hear of Craigs passing. He was such a kind man! Always ready with a smile and a hug! He will be missed in this community for sure.
Danna Farley
June 29, 2020
Neil & I will miss Craig. He welcomed Neil into the family with open arms. That is the kind of person he was. We love him & miss him.
Susan & Neil Norman
June 29, 2020
I will miss CJ. He was a great friend and was always a honest and fun loving man . Bless his soul .
June 28, 2020
I worked with him at the RR, so sorry for your loss,prayers for the family.
bruce duncan
June 28, 2020
I will always remember cutting a rug with you. You were Judy's favorite dance partner. Love you my friend
Debbie Green
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