Mary G. Johnson, age 91, passed away February 19, 2004 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado. She was born on October 28, 1912 to Fortunato and Theresa Gagliardi Rino. Mary attended Cokedale Elementary School and graduated from Trinidad High School. She was employed at Jolton's Department Store for many years and also worked at Tricol Manufacturing Company. Her family came first and she was a wonderful housewife and great cook. Mary married John I. Johnson on May 14, 1930.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, son LeRoy J. Johnson, sisters Rose LePore and Frances Serna, brothers Forte Rino, Jr. and Frank (Chico) Rino.
Mary is survived by her husband of 73 years, John. Two children survive John (Mary Ann) Johnson, Jr. of Pueblo, Colorado and Carolyn (Tom) Duchlinski of Northglen, Colorado, daughter-in-law Priscilla Johnson,10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Nellie Hightower, Tucson, Ariz and Margaret Hoke of Aurora Colorado, sisters-in-law Arlene Rino and Eloise Rino.
Visitation will be held Monday February 23, 2004 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:P.M. at the Mullare Funeral Home with rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel at Mullare-Murphy Funeral. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., February 24, 2004 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, Colorado. Internment in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Steve Johnson, Alan Johnson, Timothy Duchlinski, Mike Weiss, Paul Turzanski, Greg Whitman, Leroy Johnson, Jr. and Dennis Hodgens. Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters Kimberly Johnson, Tamara Johnson, Joy Weiss, Jan Turzanski, Leanne Whitman and Laura Leigh Duchlinski.
The family may be contacted at P. O. Box 3244, Cokedale, Colorado 81082. Memorials may be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools, 235 N. Convent St., Trinidad, Colorado 81082.
The family of Mary G. Johnson has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.