Butch Johnson, age 72, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, in Weatherford, TX. Butch was born in Havre, Montana to Bruce A. Johnson and Doris A. Johnson. He was a semi-retired real estate broker, and Texas rancher. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all he met.

Butch thrived in the 40 years he spent building his commercial real estate business. He enjoyed saddling up and ranch riding best (like he and his father did for so many years). He was passionate about raising and showing cutting horses, being a rancher with healthy cattle and "making coastal hay while the sun shines", and hunting. He loved being a "country boy" with his wife of 30+ years always by his side. Most of all, he valued time with friends and family: his children, grandchildren, cousins, and in-laws.

In addition to his parents, Butch is preceded in death by his son, Beau Christopher Johnson; two sisters, Candye Miller and Weed Strauser; sister-in-law, Julie Strauser; and brother-in-law, Brent Olson.

Butch is survived by his loving wife, Wendy Johnson; son, Brandon (Brittany) Johnson; daughters, Roxanne (Quinn) Beal and Shari (Greg) Albertson; siblings: Jean (Evan) Skinner, Tony (Linda) Johnson, Dawn Olson, Marna (Randy) Moore, Melody (Scott) Olson, Marcia (Gary) Jensen, Scott Strauser, Bim (Janas) Strauser; grandchildren: Abby (Caleb); Melanie, Bridget, Ava, Colin, Iris, Ian, Vivian, Norah, Crew, and Anders, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.

Services will be held on Friday, February 4 in Draper, Utah

Visitation: 11:00am-12:00pm

Service: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Location: Draper Day Barn, 1166 E. Pioneer Road

(located in the Draper Park northwest parking lot)

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/9-bUs8lC8E8

A Celebration of Life service will be held in Montana later this year.


Livestream Service

Friday, Feb. 04, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Friday, Feb. 04, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Draper Day Barn
1166 E. Pioneer Road
Draper, UT 84020

Memorial Service

Friday, Feb. 04, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Draper Day Barn
1166 E. Pioneer Road
Draper, UT 84020

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Jan 31, 2022

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So sorry to read about the passing of Butch. Always had a special place for Butch because he was such a great all around person. I just read about his passing today. So sorry to have missed his funeral .Prayers be with his wife Wendy and all his family. My boys will miss him alot.

Jerry and Ky Larson and family

Jerry Larson , Lehi, UT, US Feb 07, 2022

Butch was always so generous to

me I will miss not being able to

Visit him and get the latest updates on what is happening in the cutting

world. We always had a good time

when we got together nomatter what

we were doing

Shane Prescott , TwinFalls , ID, US Feb 03, 2022


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  • Feb 3, 2022

    Family photo

  • Feb 3, 2022

    College - voted “all-around cowboy” SUU

  • Feb 3, 2022

    Working cattle- Rest break

  • Feb 3, 2022

    In his element - Cutting