Obituary Details

Ewart "Peewee" Arthur Johnson

(02/26/1942 - 01/03/2019)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/09/2019

Ewart “Peewee” Arthur Johnson was born on February 26th 1942 in Lusk Wyoming to Maurine and Elmer Johnson. Peewee, along with his younger siblings, was raised south of Manville on the Johnson Family Ranch. After he graduated high school in 1960 from Sunrise School, he went to work as a ranch hand for Shorty Milligan alongside Bebe Reed. Shortly after, the two of them went to work for Pfisters north of Lusk.

In December of 1967, Peewee married Peggy Barr in Jay Em, and from this union two daughters were welcomed to their world, Kim Johnson in 1968 and Kristy Johnson in 1977. A few years later Peewee and Peggy divorced.

After years of ranching and breaking horses, Peewee had to start jobs of different sorts, such as construction and working for the county. He also decided to go to school for saddle making/leather work. During school he built his first saddle, and from that schooling Peewee found a new love of being a Cobbler, repairing boots, saddles, tack and more, he eventually opened his very own Cobbler Shop in Lusk.

In 1996 Peewee became a Brand Inspector for the State, which brought him back to his love of cattle and horses. He would go on to retire from this joy in mid 2016.

Along the way, in April of 2000 Peewee joined Doris DeSersa in marriage. They spent many loving years together dancing and spending time with family.

Our beloved Peewee passed away on January 3rd 2019. A luncheon will be held on Thursday January 10th 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds, services will follow at 12:30 PM, family and friends will then proceed to the Manville Cemetery.

Peewee Johnson is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Doris. He is survived by his daughters, Kim Johnson and Kristy (Pete) Dikeman, also his step-sons Justin, Lance, and Travis; sister, Gwen McIntosh, brother Lyle (Trixie) Johnson; ex-wife Peggy; grandchildren, Annastacia, Natasha, Larissa, Kolton, Aspen, and Kody; along with two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to the family.

Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Lusk Herald, January 9, 2019
Two involved in fatal crash

On January 3, 2019 at approximately 6:13 p.m., a fatal crash occurred at milepost 38 on US 18/20 near Lusk. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision.

A 1999 Chevrolet truck was traveling west on US 18/20 when the vehicle crossed the center line and entered the eastbound lane colliding head-on with a 1997 Pontiac car.

The driver of the Pontiac has been identified as 29-year-old Lusk resident Kyle Blake. Blake who was wearing his seatbelt succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 76-year-old Manville resident Ewart “Peewee” Johnson. Johnson was not wearing his seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

This is the second and third fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2019 compared to 0 in 2018, 0 in 2017, and 1 in 2016 to date.

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Obituary Hughes, Ewart (12/21/1894 - 05/21/1956) View Record
Obituary Hughes, Olga (10/05/1896 - 12/24/1974) View Record
Obituary Johnson, Elmer (02/09/1909 - 06/05/2005) View Record
Obituary Johnson, Maurine (06/15/1915 - 11/02/1992) View Record
Obituary Johnson, Doris (01/09/1955 - 10/26/2016) View Record
Obituary Blake, Kyle (11/01/1989 - 01/03/2019) View Record
Obituary Fitzwater, Peggy (10/28/1948 - 12/14/2019) View Record