|Born||March 6, 1937||White Sulpher Springs, Montana|
|Married||October 6, 1960-1979 (Divorced)||Karen Eileen Wendt|
|Child Born||July 15, 1961||Donald Ely Johnson Jr|
|Child Born||August 23, 1962||Danette Lynn Johnson|
|Child Born||May 14, 1968||Kelly Leann Johnson|
|Married||1980-1988 (Divorced)||Peggy Savage|
|Married||1988-1992 (Divorced)||Mary Pickering|
|Child Adopted||1989||Bryan Pickering|
|Married||1993-1996 (Divorced)||Karen Eileen Wendt|
My Dad lived in White Sulpher Springs until his parents got divorced when he was a young boy. He lived all around Montana, but never left the state until he was 19 and joined the Air Force. During basic training he had to make a 4 day train trip back home because his Mom died. After he got back to the Air Force, he trained to become an electrician. When he got out of the military he went to Butte, Montana and spent a little time with his good friend Earl Milne. Earl just happened to be dating his future wife Betty, and her best friend was Karen Wendt. Karen of course, is my Mom. They had dated a little bit 4 years earlier before my Dad left for the Air Force, but had a fight over my Dad blowing a whistle and didn't see each other again until after my Dad was back. This time they hit it off and got married 4 weeks later.
When they first got married they looked for work in Montana, but there was not too much going on here so they moved to Kellogg, ID where my Dad worked at the zinc plant. My brother Don and I were both born in the couple of years they lived there. Then their big break came and my Dad got hired on with the Milwaukee Railroad, it was a great job. We moved all over Montana with the Railroad. My sister Kelly was born while we lived at Ravenna, it is a substation on the right side of I-90 when you are driving from Missoula to Drummond.