Charles “Charlie” Lee Johnson, 78, of Aurora, passed away at his home on October 20, 2022, following a battle with pulmonary hypertension.
He was born on November 25th, 1943, to Roy “Ole'' and Thelma Johnson in Greeley, Colorado. Charlie grew up on the family farm, attended Buell School, and Eaton High School. He proudly served in the Colorado Army National Guard and was honored to be a past Commander of the Eaton American Legion. For many years Charlie farmed in the Weld County area and later worked for IHS in Englewood, Colorado. Charlie was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 36 years. An avid Denver sports fan, Charlie faithfully supported the Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche, and Nuggets. He was also proud to be a part of multiple honor flight trips to Washington D.C.; however, above all Charlie loved spending time with his family.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, and daughter Peggy Lenz. He is survived by his brother Bruce Johnson (Diane) and sister, Joyce Nelson (Chuck); sons Allen Johnson (Cindy), Bryan Johnson (Alana), and daughter Cheryl Lorenz (Paul); nine grandchildren Zach (Jessica), Trevor (Tia), Teerstyn, Bailey (Josh), Teegan, Braden, Gianna, McKenna, and Cruz; and two great-grandchildren Emerson and Bryson.
Charlie is also survived by his cherished companion, Carla Graves of Aurora.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm, Chambers Ridge Condo Clubhouse, 220 South Helena Way, Aurora CO 80017.
Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider donations in memory of Charlie Johnson to be made to the following
American Legion Post 26 - P.O. Box 33, Eaton CO 80615