Derald Gene Johnson, age 71, of Loveland, Colo., passed away in his home on Aug. 26, 2016, surrounded by family.
Derald was born to Leonard Reuben Johnson and Lela Mae Mills in Comstock, Neb. on Nov. 21, 1944, in a feather bed on the family farm. He lived in Hay Springs, Neb. during the blizzard of ’49, later moving with his family to Gordon, Neb., where he spent most of his life and always considered home. He loved the majestic Rocky Mountains and Nebraska Sandhills as they brought him