Mary Margaret Johnson

Funeral services for longtime Mancos resident Mary Margaret Johnson will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Ertel Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mary Margaret was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Perkins, Okla. the daughter of Charles Dennis and Lida Rae (Carlile) Knipe. She passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her residence at the age of 93.

In 1938, Mary Margaret married William Earl Johnson in Ponca City, Okla. A hardworking woman her whole life, Mary Margaret devoted her love and time to her family and their ranch. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving Mary Margaret are her children, William Jerry Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Larry Earl "Pete" Johnson of Tulsa, and Robert Paul "Bob" Johnson of Durango; and her sister, Camilla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, William Johnson.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.