Joseph Johnson

February 9, 1977 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 46) 46 Years Old

Joseph Johnson Obituary

Terrance Joseph Johnson, 46, of Anaconda, entered into God’s kingdom too soon on December 26, 2023. He was born in Butte, February 9, 1977, to Terrance and Kieran Johnson.

“Joe” came into the world with big, innocent blue eyes, a bright smile, and a bald head that would remain so for four years. He and his family moved from Anaconda to Great Falls when he was only three years old, then Elko Nevada a year later. In Elko, Joe loved running barefoot through the desert terrain catching lizards, snakes, and playing little league baseball on the team his father coached.

Seven years later the family relocated to Helena, a town and time that would hold a lifetime of memories. Joe had a magnetic and charming appeal and naturally attracted attention everywhere he went, especially from the ladies. Those bright blue eyes served him well on many occasions. His middle school adopted a dress code ordinance where girls could wear skirts, but boys couldn’t wear shorts, so Joe showed up to school wearing a hot pink mini skirt. School officials didn’t love it, but he instantly became a celebrity to his peers.

Again, seven years later, the family relocated to Kent, Washington. Joseph eventually graduated from Kent Meridian High School and continued on to college where he received an Engineering degree. His passion for machines, and how to make them better, would land him as a Quality Control Manager at Boeing. It was around this time that he met his wife, Tiffany. There was a deep love between the two and they would spend their free time exploring the city and forests and he even taught her how to camp. It was a beautiful love that he carried until he died.

Despite his extraordinary life experiences, his life truly found meaning when his children (Ashlyn, Natalie, and Margalo), were born. 

Joe, Tiffany, and Lily moved to Thailand for a few months then relocated to Anaconda to be closer to family. Ethan would be born a few years later. Montana always brought a certain solace to Joseph. He loved the mountains and would have been perfectly content living off the land in a quiet desolate area with his entire family by his side. He was a man that was richer in principle and conviction, than money. We can’t discuss Joe’s life without mentioning his brilliance. His IQ was well over genius level and he had a thirst for knowledge that could never be quenched.

He loved adventure, and was an incredible athlete. He excelled in wrestling and football in school, and started skiing around 8 years old when his parents bought his first skis and sent him down the mountain, without lessons, and let him have at it. He was a natural at everything he did and was effortlessly talented.  

Joseph had an immense love for books, meaningful conversations, Starbucks coffee, and his family - particularly his children. In fact, it’s almost impossible to find a photo where he isn’t lovingly interacting with at least one of them. He had an incredible sense of humor and was always the funniest person in the room. He was quiet yet outgoing, compassionate on an angelic level, and generous beyond measure. He was a beautiful soul and will be missed by so many.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Genevieve Johnson, maternal grandparents, Oscar and Lucielle Siegle, mother Kieran Johnson, and daughter, Natalie Johnson.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Tiffany; children, Ashlynn, Margalo, Lily, and Ethan; father Terry Johnson; siblings, Kellee Flesch, and Nikki Johnson; nephews, Cody and Jesse Flesch, Blake Johnson, and niece, Mia Davis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of life will take place at Longfellow Finnegan Funeral Home on Friday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

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Celebration of Life
February 9, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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