Bud Johnson dies in Landers, Wyo.


Herbert J. “Bud” Johnson, 81 of Lander, Wyo., died at the Lander Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
No services will be held.

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

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

Besides North and South Dakota, Idaho, Montana and California, the family had lived in Lander for 37 years.
Bud 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 owned 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 enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Johnson of Lander; sons, Joseph (Donna) Johnson of Challis, Idaho, Van (Francine) Johnson of Riverton, Wyo., and Jerry (Tammy) Johnson of Lander; daughters, Pamela Johnson of Lander, and Tione (Jim) Willox of Douglas, Wyo.; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a 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 West Main St., Riverton, Wyo., 82501.

Online condolences may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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