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Darrell Johnson

September 22, 1941 — November 5, 2022

Darrell Vance Johnson passed away on November 5, 2022 at the age of 81 in

his home with his daughters by his side. Darrell was born September 22, 1941

in Dillon to Swen Elam and Jane Stallings Johnson. He was an only child and

spent much of his childhood living in Bannack. Darrell served in the Army,

worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on Clark Canyon Reservoir, and

attended MSU before returning to Dillon where he met a California girl new to

town, Linda Kathryn Doty. Darrell and Linda were married September 10,


Dad was a well-known and respected salesman for Southmont Tractor, Dillon

Implement and then Frontline Ag. He could repair anything and helped many

farmers and ranchers get their equipment running.

He had a love for the outdoors and spent a lot of time with friends and family

fishing, camping, hiking, shooting, snowmobiling and being rock hounds.

Beaverhead County was his home and he knew almost every square inch of


Darrell loved to work on his custom restored, 1940 Ford Coupe. It was his

pride and joy. Darrell and Linda spent many summers traveling to car shows.

Darrell was so proud of his car being featured in the famous “Good Guys”

magazine—and that was before his restoration had been completed.

Although Dad wasn’t much for talking about feelings, he was extremely proud

of his daughters and his grandchildren.

Darrell is preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by his wife,

Linda, and daughters, Teresa Guinnane (Greg) and Sharon Sawyer (Tracy),

and grandchildren Kaitlyn Sturtz (Tyler Ford), Tessa Sawyer (Isaak Koslosky)

and Turner Sawyer.

There will be a celebration for Darrell’s friends and family in the future. The

family would like to give special thanks to Hospice and Dr. Combs.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Darrell Johnson, please visit our flower store.


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