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Clara Johnson

February 21, 1937 — May 12, 2022

Clara Marie Johnson, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at her home surrounded by loved


She was born the third of six children on February 21, 1937 to James Henry and Leo Elizabeth

Hopper in Russel Springs, Kansas.

At the age of six her family moved to Western Colorado where she graduated from Hotchkiss

High School.

She married K.E. Higgins with whom she had one son, George Allen Higgins (G.A.). They were

quickly divorced.

She later married William C. Johnson on Feb. 25, 1956. They spent many years together living

in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. From their union three sons were born, James

R., William W. and Randal L. all of the Bridger Valley. They divorced in 1991.

She moved back to Colorado in 1992 where she resided for ten years.

She worked as a meat wrapper for ten years at Urie Crossroads and eight years at Callaway

Meat Packing in Delta, CO. She then returned to Wyoming where her family has lived since


Clara was a hard working woman her whole life. As a child she loved playing sports and could

be found with the boys on the baseball field. She always had a beautiful vegetable garden. She

spent countless hours making each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren wonderful

keepsakes. She loved her family and close friends and enjoyed any minute spent talking on the

phone or visiting with them.

Survivors include her sons: J.R. (Patty), Billy (Gayle), Randy (Julie).

7 grandchildren: Mark (Katie) Johnson, Benny Johnson, J.C. (Keziah) Johnson, Lacy (Daniel)

Boyles, Chevelle Johnson all of Bridger Valley, Lindsey (Jason) Kennedy of Evanston, Jamie

Johnson of Austin Texas.

9 great grandchildren: Boe and Lexus Johnson, Aiden, Kia and Mathew Boyles, Jaylin, Jersey

Brooklyn and Navy Kennedy.

Brother: Merle (Anna) Hopper of Grand Jct. CO.

Sisters: Ellen (Mike) Schlabs of Cheyenne, WY, Bessie Foglesong of Lakewood Calif.

Sisters-in-law: Georgia Hopper of Hotchkiss, CO, Helen (Wendall) Edgeman of Florida and

Donna Johnson of Colorado. Brother-in-law: Lee Foglesong of Nevada and many nieces and


Special friends: Josie Elcano and Fay Hoopes

Preceded in death by her parents James and Leo Hopper, son, G.A. Higgins, having served in

the Navy. Her former husband William Carl Johnson, a sister Erma Welch and her husband

Jacque, and a brother James (Jim) Hopper. Mother and father in-law Carl & Mary Johnson, 2

Brother-in-laws: Charles Wayne Johnson of New Mexico. and J. Wallace Johnson of Colorado

and a number of nieces and nephews. Special friends: Dick Sukow and Jessie Elcano.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crandall Funeral home. A Memorial service

will be held on Saturday, May 21st in the cultural hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day

Saints, 3815 North Hwy 414, Lyman, WY 82937 at 11am.

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