Richard L. Johnson, 80, passed away January 19, 2022 at Libby Care Center of natural causes. Rich was born to Orville & Frances Johnson March 12, 1941 in St Maries, Idaho. 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 1950's for a time and then to Libby. In 1966-1969 he was in the Navy Sea Bees and did his tour in Vietnam. He worked for J. Neils Lumber Company then later Champion International, worked various jobs over the 30 plus years and then retired in 1993.
He married Debby McKay from Libby; in 1980 Richard “Richie” was born followed by Christopher “Chris” in 1984. Rich married Sandra “Sandie” Marquis in 2005. He moved to Angel Island in 1993 and lived there until his death.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Frances Johnson, and a brother Dean Johnson all of Libby.
Survivors include his wife Sandie Troy, MT; son Richie of Bonney Lake, WA; Chris of Prosser, WA and grandson Kayden of Bonney Lake, WA; stepsons Roy Marquis of Bonners Ferry, ID and Richard “Rick” Marquis of Anacortes, WA.
Services will take place at a later date and will be announced. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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