Malcolm Lee Johnson was born Oct. 4, 1930, to John Kelly Johnson and Dovie Oliver Johnson. He died Oct. 15, 2010, at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, after a long illness.
Malcolm attended all the Roswell schools and graduated Roswell High School May 28, 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn A. Sallee, July 28, 1950. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 28, 2010.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in San Francisco. Malcolm worked for 42 Â½ years for Southwestern Public Service, now Xcel Energy, retiring in 1992 as administrator division supervisor. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 45 years as scoutmaster for Troop 99 and Boy Scout Representative for SWPS. He received the highest Boy Scout award, the Silver Beaver.
Malcolm took his troops to National Boy Scouts Jamborees. He was also involved in the Kiwanis Club and Lionâ€™s Club. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, round-ups at ranches, his Alto summer home for 29 years and wildlife.
Malcolm was a wonderful husband, father, loving grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He has many friends, nieces and nephews. Malcolm belonged to the First United Methodist Church for 50 years.
He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn, of the home; his son, Mark Lee Johnson, and his wife, Pattie, of Roswell; his daughter, Michele Lynn Pattison, and her husband, Chuck, of Roswell; five granddaughters, Jennifer Chastain, of Las Cruces, Laura Chastain, of Las Cruces, and great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Jade Vera, Cristina Lethgo, and husband, Chris of Albuquerque, and grandchildren, Caden, Charisma, and Cabrie, Tiffany Gutierrez and Eric Gutierrez, of Clovis, and great-grandchildren, Cyrus and Amelie, and Amanda Taylor, and husband, Jack, of Roswell, and greatgrandson, Braydon; a sister, Carthelle Huau, of PeachTree City, Ga.; a sister- in-law, Rebecca Johnson, of Phoenix; a brotherin- law, Norm Salee, and wife, Nadine, of Meridian, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery.
The Rev. Gorton Smith of First United Methodist Church will officiate. There will be a reception at First United Methodist Church following the services.
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels. com.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.