Anthony Raymond Johnson left his earthly home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 28, 1935 to Raymond and Veronica Johnson in Alamogordo, NM.
Raymond is preceded in death by his mother Veronica, step-father Isabell Valencia, father Raymond, son Tony Johnson, brother Lawrence, sisters Helen and Carmen, second mom “Mama” Mariana, grandsons Matthew Chavez and Eddie Altieri, son-in-law Raymond Chavez, and dear friend Adam Lopez.
Raymond proudly served in the United States Army and Marine Corps. He became passionate about his ministries in Cursillo and to inmates in prison. Raymond had a big heart and wanted anyone he encountered to know there was happiness beyond the storm that can come into our lives.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife Frances, sons; Richard Lucero of Santa Fe and Raymond and Lorraine Johnson of Clovis, daughters; Joan Johnson of Clovis, Debbie Johnson of Clovis, Lisa Chavez of Albuquerque, and Mona Johnson of Albuquerque, and brother Ruben Johnson of Globe, Arizona. Raymond is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 9:30 on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00am. Burial will take place at a later date.
Urn bearers will be Raymond Chavez, Ray Johnson, Francisco Montoya, Broc Altieri, Jeremiah Johnson, Tony Johnson, Tony Westley, Jason Johnson and Chase Houston Sr. Honorary urn bearers will be Raymond’s great-children.
My sincere condolences to all of the family! He was an awesome person and very funny! I loved his stories he would tell me while sitting outside watching the kids play. He will be missed! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! ❤
Desiree GarciaClovis, NM
I know it has been many years since we have seen you and your husband. We have never forgotten you. Brandon and I want to send our most sincere condolences on your loss. He was a wonderful man and Brandon always has fond memories of spending the day with Grandpa Johnson.
Annette GutierrezAlbuquerque, NM
sorry for you loss prayer for the family
josefre gonzalestexico, NM
Dear Frances and family. I am deeply sorry for your great loss. Raymond was a Great man. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Praying for you all. Love you prima.
Sara DuranClovis, NM
So sorry for your loss prayers going your way
CherylEl paso, TX
My condolences to the Johnson family. May the love and memories of friends and family help to ease your sorrow. You are in my thoughts.
Brenda Mares (Lane)Clovis, NM
Prayers going up for you and your family. Living the Crusillo life, I'm sure he's rejoysing in heaven. With all the angels.
Gloria Vigil-MontesLos lunas, NM
My prayers and condolences to the family. Raymond was one very special hombre. He was practically the very first person that I met when I arrived in Clovis, back in 1971. May he rest in God’s loving hands and close to His heart.
Br Bruce Michalek, ofmAlbuquerque, NM
I wish I could take away your pain. Just know that I am thinking about you and praying for comfort for you and your family.
Lillian R JonesINDIANAPOLIS, IN
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you all
My pops, thank you for all you taught me oabout faith, self-respect, humility... This family lost a true hero, soldier and spiritual guide. Love u pops
Our condolence to the family may he R.I.P ❤
Orlando and mary bonneyClovis, NM
I am very sorry.... My thought guys and prayers go out to your family.
Ernestina (Griego) MookAngleton, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, we love you. God Bless you.
Robert &. Lorraine LopezTucson, AZ
It is with all my love...that we love you all! Will never forget all he did in my kids life to make them feel loved by a good male role model! Sorry we can't make it down for the service but you will all be in our hearts and prayers! Love Shonda, Trevawn, and Canesha xoxo we love grandma Francis
My condolences to the family! May Our Lord Father carry and comfort you through this time and the days to come!
Mary Helen UriosteClovis, NM
My sincere and deepest condolences to the Johnson Family
Prayers for Comfort and Peace
Kathy Padilla'CarrilloAlbuquerque, NM
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I've known him my whole life. He was a good man
Trisiann VasquezClovis, NM
Prayers and condolences to all family members. Nothing but fond memories. Rest well.
Reyes Encinias & FamilyGoose Creek, SC
Frances so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
Yolanda McSpaddenFort Walton Beach, FL
Mitchell JohnsonSan Jose, CA