Robert E. Johnson, 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Bob was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Bakersfield, California. He died following a lengthy illness.
Bob was born March 18, 1936, in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Nester Johnson and Hulda Jacobson. He attended school in Rock Springs and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree as a Civil Engineer from the University of Wyoming.
He married his soulmate, Mary Etcheverry, on November 27, 1981, in Jackson, Wyoming. Bob worked for JFC Engineers and Surveyors as a Civil Engineer for 28 years having retired in 2005. He was the President of the Corporation for several years. He was a member of the Wyoming Engineering Society.
Bob enjoyed: family, storytelling, fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, tennis, and photography. Bob was a Master Yodeler who never missed an opportunity to show off his talent. He was also an expert in tying flies. He was the creator of the H.O.G. fly which was irresistible to all fish.
Survivors include his wife Mary Johnson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; three sons: Finn Johnson of Bakersfield, Tony Kaumo of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Timothy A. Kaumo and wife Stacie of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two daughters: Stacy Lynn Moss and husband Dan of Bakersfield, California; Tracye Randall and husband Ryan of Issaquah, Washington; two brothers: Wayne Johnson and wife Marge of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Wally Johnson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; brother-in-law, Albert Etcheverry and wife Mary of Boulder, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren: Cody Moss, Alek Johnson, Jordyn Johnson, Tiffany Hyatt, Koryne Kershisnik, Frankie Randall, Mia Randall, Richard Kaumo, Marianne Kaumo, Kevin Kaumo, Kassidy Garvin, Krysta Padilla, Kolter Kaumo; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Carl Johnson and Larry Johnson; sister Ruth Hokanson and her husband Cliff; sister-in-law, Harriet Johnson. Cremation will take place; a Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date.
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