Farming Rural 18

Jared Jay Johnson

March 21, 1944 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 76)


Jared J. Johnson (affectionately known as Jay) was born in Fruita, Colorado, to Homer and Cleora Johnson. His greatest childhood memory was hanging around his grandfather’s gas station. Like most children, he looked forward to each time he was allowed to have a piece of candy or a soda pop!

 After high school, Jared matriculated to the University of Colorado Boulder where he earned a degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant. He later returned and earned a Juris Doctorate.

 Jared settled in Denver, Colorado, where he had many work experiences throughout his life, including his time as an accountant at Trimble Nulan & Evans, PC and later at a property management company. In addition, he took pride in managing his rental properties in Wheatridge, Colorado. Jared had an admirable work ethic and his life’s motto was: “Finish the task until it’s done, done!”

In his leisure time, Jared loved visiting museums, driving to the mountains to see the Aspen trees change color in the fall, taking road trips, playing bridge with his buddies, and solving Sudoku puzzles. He was a bibliophile who avidly read, admired, and collected books. Above all, Jared’s most treasured moments were visits with his family in Fruita, Colorado, and those shared with his adopted family.

In approximately 2008, Jared met Patricia Wheeler at the law firm where they worked together. Soon they became father and daughter. In addition to adopting Patricia, he adopted her children Darrak Mark and Breana. When Patricia married in 2013, Jared also adopted her husband Tony. They were a loving family. Jared savored Tony's country BBQ ribs and enjoyed eating Tony’s cooking until he could hardly move! Every year the family made a big deal of celebrating his birthday and always delighted in finding ways to put a smile on his face. Jared was kind, loving, full of integrity, adventurous, and had the funniest dry sense of humor. Jared loved his family, but he had a special love for Breana. Jared was also fond of Biscuit, the family pet.

Truly Jared J. Johnson will be missed. He leaves to mourn his memory two sisters, Diane (Larry) Gobbo and Renee (Stephen) George; two brothers, Eric Johnson and Kyle Johnson; daughter, Charlene Johnson Woznick; grandson, Kodiak Woznick; four nephews, Bruce (Cori) Johnson, Conrad (Tonya) Johnson, Royce Johnson, and Brandon (Jamie) George; niece, Capri (Cody) Wright; adopted children, Tony and Patricia Wheeler; and adopted grandchildren Darrak Mark Scurles and his beloved Breana Arva Scurles. Also left to mourn his passing is Nancy Munser, a devoted friend for over forty years, and a host of other friends.

May the Lord God forever bless the memory of Jared J. Johnson.

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