Cliff D. Johnson, 44

Cliff was born on February 8, 1975 in Livingston, Montana. He spent his younger years in Iowa. Then his family moved back to Montana where he graduated from Whitehall High School in 1993.

Cliff attended college in Bozeman, Montana for one year. On July 23, 1994 he married his high school sweetheart, Carrie Poxleitner They enjoyed 25 years together.

Cliff and Carrie moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended Mountain States Line Constructors apprenticeship program. They moved to Sagle, Idaho where Cliff was working as a General Foreman for International Line Builders.

Cliff and Carrie have five children, Taylor, James, Braden, Nolan, and Addisyn.

Cliff was adventurous and liked to experience new things. He was a bull rider in high school and tried helicopter line construction. He was an avid hunter and loved boating with his family. He was a devoted husband and father, and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He never stopped working hard to provide a Godly loving home for them.

Cliff passed away due to a work-related accident on December 17, 2019 in Richland, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Ann (Lawellin) Johnson. He is survived by his wife Carrie and his children. He is also survived by his brothers David (Diedra) Johnson, of Terry, Montana, Ben (Nancy) Johnson of Fort Collins, Colorado, his sister Stefanie (Tracey) Forcella of Whitehall, Montana. Also surviving are his mother and father -in-law Jim and Denise Poxleitner of Cottonwood, Idaho, brothers-n-law Brett (Jillann) Poxleitner of Genesee, Idaho, Brian (Heidi) Poxleitner and sister-in-law Carla (Will) Knezvich of Spokane, Washington. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 10:00 am on Monday, December 23, 2019 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood, Idaho. Burial will be at the Keuterville cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. You may submit condolences to the family to

Condolences to the family of Cliff D. Johnson, 44

  • Hallie says:

    My deepest condolences to you Carrie and your whole family. I wish you strength through this.

  • Holly Pitman (Andren) says:

    Carrie and family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and each other.

  • Debra baker says:

    I am so sorry for your family loss I will always remember you guys coming into McDonald’s

  • Will Knezvich says:

    Cliff you will be missed by many. I thought of you as the best dad ever. I only wish I could be half as good. You were also a happy go lucky person. I don’t think I ever saw you in a bad mood. You always treated everyone with respect and a firm handshake. I’m very honored that you were in my life for the past 15 years. Take care brother and know that I’m truly saddened by your passing. Also I’ll do what I can for your wife and kids. With a heavy heart Will.

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