Mark Ellis Johnson


March 25, 1952 - July 8, 2017

Mark Johnson (65) was born in Yakima WA to Raymond J Johnson and Gertrude Elizabeth (Gaylord) Johnson. He died on July 8, 2017 at the Niobrara Community Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

As a child, Mark enjoyed several adventures at his Aunt & Uncle’s cabin above Rimrock Lake in Washington. His high school years were spent in Bellingham WA.

In the 1980’s Mark joined the National Guard and proudly served his country for 22 years; first with the Washington National Guard, then continuing with the Wyoming National Guard after moving to Lusk WY in 1996. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond “Curly”; mother Gertrude, step-mother, Anna Margaret Johnson, and one grandson, Alex Mendoza.

Mark is survived by his wife Gayle of Lusk; son Nicholas of Lusk; son Michael and his fiancé Manda and their daughter, Amethyst of Mills, WY; daughter Melody Wilborn and her sons, Jonathan, Chase and Diego of Des Moines IA; son Malcolm, his wife Thressa and their sons Myles, Keltic, Orion and Will of Des Moines IA; daughter April Fortune and her daughter Aurora and son Scott of Bellingham WA; his brother Ozzie Johnson of Yakima WA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials in Mark’s name may be made to Rocky Mountain Oncology in Casper.

Peter Pier at Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of arrangements.

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