Sarah Joan (Hof) and Jack Johnson

Sarah Joan (Hof) Johnson, 81, of Alamosa, Colorado passed away on September 28, 2021. Jack Keith Johnson, 78, of Alamosa, Colorado passed away on October 16, 2021.

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with, it’s finding someone you can’t live without. Jack and Sarah had been married for 41 years and passed away within 18 days of each other.

Sarah was born October 25, 1939, to parents Clarence and Nella (DeBoer) Hof in Alamosa Colorado. She attended elementary school at the Waverly Christian School and graduated from Alamosa High School in 1957. She was employed by Adams State University for 33 years. Sarah married Jack Johnson June 28, 1980, and together they made their home in Alamosa. The Hof siblings enjoyed gathering at their home for any celebratory gathering because Sarah’s cooking reminded them of their mother’s cooking. Sarah was a devoted wife and grandmother. She loved supporting and attending all the grandchildren’s activities.

Sarah was survived by her husband Jack Johnson for 18 days. She is survived by her step-son Jeff (Rebekah) Johnson, grandchildren: Lindsey Harrison, Sami (Caleb) Cotten, Colby Harrison, Ty Harrison, Justin Johnson, Jeni Johnson, and Steph Johnson, her siblings: Ann (Gerry) Hoolesma, Claire (Bill) Heersink, Robert “Bob” Hof, David (Connie) Hof, sister-in-law Maryann (widow of Art) Hof, and sister-in-law Becky (widow of Ivan) Hof, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nella Hof, and brothers Art Hof and Ivan Hof.

Jack was born May 4, 1943 to parents Harry Keith Bratton and Louise Heacker Bratton in Pueblo Colorado and was later adopted by Vernon Johnson. He graduated in 1961 from Pueblo South High School. Jack served in the Army for two years and eventually settled in Alamosa in 1970. Jack and Sarah were married June 28, 1980. Jack worked as a Real Estate Appraiser. Jack was most proud of his service as a member of the Alamosa Fire Department where he worked his way up the ranks from Fire Fighter, Captain, and Chief. Jack enjoyed spending time on the fire department with his son Jeff. Grandpa Jack’s pride and joy was his grandchildren. He never missed an opportunity to show his love and to support them in all their activities.

Jack is survived by his son Jeff (Rebekah) Johnson, grandchildren: Lindsey Harrison, Sami Cotten (Caleb), Colby Harrison, Ty Harrison, Justin Johnson, Jeni Johnson, and Steph Johnson, siblings Russ (Marilyn) Johnson, Vernon Johnson, and Renee Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife Sarah (Hof) Johnson by 18 days. He is preceded in death by his parents, Keith Bratton and Vernon and Louise (Heacker) Bratton-Johnson and siblings Jerry Johnson, Frank Johnson, Rosalie Barkley, and Ray Johnson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family of Jack and Sarah Johnson have requested donations in their honor be made to the Alamosa Presbyterian Church where they both dedicated many years of service.

We will always remember their love in the simple words of Winnie the Pooh, “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” -A.A. Milne.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.  To leave online words of comfort, remembrances and condolences for Jack and Sarah’s family, please visit


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