Lonnie “Lon” W. Johnson

February 18, 2014 • Obituaries

JohnsonA rosary for Lonnie “Lon” W. Johnson, 73, of Roswell will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. with mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Charlie Martinez officiating. Lonnie passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.

Lonnie was born April 30, 1941 in Henderson, Kentucky to William S. Johnson and Virginia Carnel. Lonnie served in the United States Air [auth] Force as an accountant, and in the National Guard, worked for TMC, enjoyed gardening, traveling, loved the University of Kentucky, loved hiking and the great outdoors. He loved St. Peter’s Catholic Church and served his church through prison ministry, catechist, belonged to the men’s prayer group, volunteered for the literacy council, taught at the Juvenile Detention Center, and Youth Challenge. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Cecilia Johnson; his mother, Virginia Johnson; his children, Bill Johnson of Dallas, TX; Catherine Thompson and husband, Harry of Wisconsin; Andrew Johnson serving in the Navy in Fallon, Nevada; Deborah Wilhite of Roswell, NM; his brother, Kenneth Johnson of Henderson, Kentucky; his sister, Cynthia Houts and husband, Venabel of St. Louis, MO.; his grandchildren, Timothy Thompson, Stephanie Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Quincey Johnson, his great-granddaughter, Madison Thompson; his closest grandchildren to his heart, Valerie Wilhite, Robert and Lonnie Wilhite.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his father, William S. Johnson; brother, James Johnson; and sister Anna Burns.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Good Samaritan 111 E. Deming Roswell, NM 88203.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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