David R. Johnson
May 30, 2018
David R. Johnson, born April 26, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson, and several children and grandchildren. Dave came to the Platte Valley in the 70s and quickly made Saratoga his permanent home, running his construction management company well into the 80s, building homes around the valley and buildings for the coal mines in the Hanna area. He also managed numerous businesses in Saratoga including the Saratoga Inn for a time and a stint with Louisiana Pacific, as well as building forest roads for a few years. For the last 20 years, Dave pursued his true passion, architecture, drawing new homes and remodels for people throughout the valley as well as the medical clinic in Walden, Colorado, and the Little Rascals Preschool and Day Care Center in Baggs. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club and announced events at the Woodchopper’s Jamboree for many years. A memorial service for Dave will be held at the Saratoga Cemetery Pavilion Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.