Obituary: James A Johnson

Obituary: James A Johnson

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James A Johnson

James A. Johnson

James (Jim) A. Johnson died from cancer Dec 30, 2019 in his home . Jim was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1935.

Jim graduated from Edison HS in 1954. He attended Dartmouth University, graduated from U of M in Journalism, and graduated from OLLU in San Antonio, TX with an MSW. He counseled youth and adults in addiction recovery in Casper, WY for 20 years.

Jim carried the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Jim was honored by Edison HS in May of 2019 for being distinguished alumni.

Jim is survived by his wife Janet and his three sons and nine grandchildren from his previous marriage. Other survivors are his sister Judy Mehan, four stepchildren and five step grandchildren.

Jim's memorial is scheduled for January 11, 2019 at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (4165 Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff AZ 86001) All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alcoholics Anonymous ( and Special Olympics Arizona (

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