Herbert J. Johnson

Apr 29, 2012 Staff

Herbert J. "Bud" Johnson, 81, of Lander, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.

No services will be held.

Herbert Joseph Johnson was born June 10, 1930, in Selby, S.D., the son of Alfine Joseph Johnson and Albertina (Cheskey) Johnson.

On March 8, 1951, he married Patricia Gay Baumann in Selby, S.D.

The family lived in Lander for 37 years after living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana and California.

Mr. Johnson was a long-haul truck driver, auto mechanic and master mechanic for Brasel and Sims, a pilot, bull rider, a driver for Fremont Motors and owner of Bud's Trailer Towing and DG Transport. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 602.

His family said Mr. Johnson liked to fish, hunt, camp, play cribbage and practice woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Johnson of Lander; sons Joseph Johnson and wife Donna of Challis, Idaho, Van Johnson and wife Francine of Riverton, and Jerry Johnson and wife Tammy of Lander; daughters Pamela Johnson of Lander, and Tione Willox and husband Jim of Douglas; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother Charlie Johnson; sisters Florence Hargan and Avon Stotz.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Alfine and Albertina Johnson, and sisters Agnes Alcorn, Verla Lafferty and Myrtle Berry.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501 (

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