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Richard L. Johnson

 
January 26, 2022

Richard L. Johnson, 80, passed away January 19, 2022, at Libby Care Center of natural causes. Services will take place at a later date. Rich was born to Orville and Frances Johnson on March 12, 1941, in St. Maries.

He received his education in St Maries and Coeur d'Alene. His first job was at Coca- Cola Bottling in Coeur d'Alene at the age of 14.

He moved with his parents to Happy’s Inn in the late 1950s for a time and then to Libby. In 1966-1969 He was in the Navy Sea Bees from 1966 to 1969 and did a tour in Vietnam. He worked for J. Neils Lumber Company and later Champion International, and worked various jobs over the next 30 plus years, retiring in 1993.

He married Debby McKay from Libby and in 1980 Richard “Richie” was born, followed by Christopher “Chris” in 1984. Rich married Sandra “Sandie” Marquis in 2005. He moved to Angel Island on Bull Lake in 1993 and lived there until his death.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Frances Johnson and brother Dean Johnson, all of Libby.

Survivors include his wife, Sandie, Troy, sons Richie, Bonney Lake, Washington, and Chris, Prosser, Washington, grandson Kayden, Bonney Lake, and stepsons Roy Marquis, Bonners Ferry, and Richard “Rick” Marquis, Anacortes, Washington.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.

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