Cleo Jean Johnson, 88, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. Born May 13, 1931 in Chico, CA, she was the only child of the late W. Ward Yeager and Beth Yeager.
Cleo spent her youth living in various National Parks in California, Colorado, and New Mexico. She graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where she met and married her husband, O. Douglas Johnson. Cleo and Doug moved to Albuquerque in 1961 where Doug set up his medical practice. Cleo devoted her life to raising their four children. She had a love for travel and was fortunate to visit many places around the world. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed reading and word games.
Cleo is survived by her sons, Norman (wife, Elise), Paul (wife, Laura); and her daughter, Shirley Gillen (husband, Greg); and her four grandchildren, Kathryn, Jonathan, Sean and Kyle. She is preceded in death by her husband, O. Douglas Johnson; and their daughter, Karen.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the caregivers of Nurturing Heart for their compassion and care during the last years of Cleo's life.
A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park. 924 Menaul Blvd. NE.
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