May 25, 1997 in Features

Phoebe Johnson Colfax

 

Phoebe L. (Bergland) Johnson is 100 years old today. She was born May 25, 1897, in Denver.

She and Wilbert A. Johnson married in 1921, and when they moved to Colfax in 1928 they started Fonk’s Variety Store, which is still in operation.

In the 1950s, the couple began wintering in the South and traveling around the world. Mr. Johnson died in 1986.

They have two children: Wilbert Johnson Jr. and Lenore Steffan, both of Colfax; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson attributes her long life to a good marriage, a caring family, an interesting life, being Christian and keeping busy. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Photo


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