Robert L. Johnson passed away November 13 at St. Peters Hospital. Bob was born September 5, 1933 in Chandler OK to Jewel and Fairl Johnson.
Bob graduated from high school in Guthrie, OK. In 1952, he joined the Army where he was stationed in Hawaii. When he returned home, he began a career working on a pipeline. Bob worked a job in the Helena valley where he met and married his wife Judy Merritt. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. He worked a short time at the smelter in East Helena. Bob worked pipeline constriction all across the US, worked overseas and spent four years working on the Trans Alaska Pipeline. He was a retired member of IUOE and a member of the Mason lodge No.3. Bob was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Bob is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Clella (Cody) Yeager of Choteau and son Willie (Peggy) of Helena, five grandchildren, Calon (Kande) Yeager, Chelesee Yeager (Matt Debruycker), Willie Jr. of Butte, Eddie (Mykenzie) Johnson of Butte and Maggie Johnson of Missoula, five great grandchildren, brother Sonny Johnson of Harlan, Iowa and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Karen Davidson and brother Jerry Johnson.
A celebration of his life will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Jorgenson’s, 1714 11th Ave in Helena. Please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Robert.