Andrew Johnson (Andy), graduate of ITT Technical Institute of Spokane, Washington, auto-cad draftsman, as well as longtime manager of The Javaman in Winthrop, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at the age of 55.
Andy was born Aug. 27, 1966, in Belvidere, Illinois, to parents Donald and Karen Johnson. He is survived by his daughter Jessica Johnson, parents Don and Karen Johnson, and sister Laura Johnson and partner Beth Sanford. Andy was a devoted father and son. He enjoyed downhill skiing and mountain bike racing and was a bit of a daredevil … hence the nickname “Hazard” or “Crash.”
Andy had two distinct lives, the life before his car accident and the nearly 10 years after his car accident. Always an optimist, he remained positive and full of life until the moment he took his last breath. His big, bright smile was a reflection of that optimism. He also enjoyed fishing and time with friends, and was particularly proud of his daughter Jessica. He consistently let folks know that he was thinking about them by sending a text saying … “Hello Sunshine,” “Howdy,” just a friendly reminder to smile.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, caregivers and all that had the pleasure of knowing him. He put up one heck of a fight and life won’t be the same without his smile and sunshine.
A memorial service will be held at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. The service will be a potluck style memorial so please bring a dish of your choice.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Methow Valley Community Center.
Andy will be laid to rest at Beaver Creek Cemetery with his grandparents.