NLJ Staff


July 9, 1922–Sept. 30, 2020

Marguerite Johnson, age 98, of Newcastle, Wyo., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Weston County
Health Services. 

Marguerite Elaine Johnson was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Olga Elizabeth Thomson Gilbert and Tracy Timothy Gilbert. She was the eldest of
three children. 

She married her sweetheart, Keith LeRoy Johnson, in San Antonio, Texas, where he was stationed with the Army Air Corps. She then followed him around from base to base. They finally made a home in Osage, Wyo., where they raised their three children. Marguerite was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newcastle, Daughters of the Nile, and Eastern Star, holding several chairs in both. She also was a member of the Osage Woman’s Club and did her part as superintendent of Sunday school in Osage. Her hobbies were oil painting landscapes of where her husband fished and worked, sewing the gowns for the different lodge events and she loved her flower gardens.

She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Les Burnham; brother, William T. Gilbert; and daughter, Sandra Yvonne Johnson Worden. 

She is survived by her daughter, Patty Ann Johnson Klinker Johnson; son, Kevin Dean Johnson and wife Alison Jean; sons-in-law, Mike Klinker, Arthur Johnson and Mike Worden; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Gilbert and wife Betty of Warsaw, Ind.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service for Marguerite Johnson will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Meridian Mortuary with Pastor Brenda Torrie officiating; interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4  to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Meridian Mortuary. 

The family request that memorials be made in Marguerite’s name to the Osage volunteer ambulance service, P.O. Box 311 Osage, WY 82723. 

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railroad Ave., Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at


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