Lynn R Johnson
June 9, 1934 – July 4, 2019
Lynn Johnson, 85, of Auburn, Wyoming passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Lynn was born in Auburn, Wyoming. He was the first of three children born to Rollin and Lavon Johnson. His early childhood was spent on the family ranch in Auburn. Lynn often talked about herding sheep with his grandpa Johnson up Stump Creek. Lynn’s dad died in an accident with a horse when Lynn was twelve years old. He along with his mother, brother (Farrell) and sister (Karen) continued to operate the ranch. Lynn graduated from high school in 1953. He married Shirley Steed and over the years they were blessed with three children. Lynn worked a variety of jobs, including cattle ranching in Sage Valley Idaho, Jackson Wyoming and Cokeville Wyoming. Lynn also enjoyed guiding hunters in the Yellowstone Wilderness, Snake River area, and Greys River area.
Throughout his life, Lynn enjoyed working with horses, and was an excellent horseman. He was successful breaking colts to ride, racing Chariot teams or racing on the flat tracks. Lynn also loved driving a good work team.
In the late 1960’s Lynn was hired as a forestry technician by the US Forest Service. He worked for the Forest service until retirement in 1999. After retirement Lynn and Shirley spent their summers on the ranch in Auburn and winters in Overton Nevada, four wheeling and fishing.
In 2007 Lynn lost the love of his life Shirley to cancer. After several years he was blessed with finding a second love and married Elaine Goody. They continued to work the ranch in the summers and spend the winters in Overton enjoying the warm weather.
Lynn was preceded in death by both parents, his brother Farrell, his sister Karen, his first wife Shirley and his daughter Teresa. He is survived by his wife Elaine, son Wade (Beth), son Bill (Amy), son in-law John Porter, stepsons Bryon and Bill Goody and stepdaughters Jolene and Sheila. Twenty eight grandkids, and fifty three great grandkids.
Lynn’s life will be celebrated at the Meadows LDS Ward on Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Viewing prior to the service from 10:00am to 11:45am. The night viewing Monday July 8, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Schwab Mortuary in Afton Wyoming.
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