In Loving Memory of Frances Kay Johnson


Frances Kay Johnson, age 68, passed away on November 26, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born on November 29, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas to James Daniel Carter and Rubye Faye Francisco. Kay grew up in Fort Worth and began her college education at TCU. She had an immense educational background, obtaining her Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Bexley Hall as well as her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Kay and Bob Johnson worked in the same office in Dallas, Texas. One day Bob was kneeling and adding paper to the copy machine. Bob looked up and Kay was standing there waiting to make copies. She was the most beautiful woman and for Bob, it was love at first sight. Not long after, Bobs’ good friend Mike asked her out to a crawdad festival that Bob also attended. That evening Bob spent most of his time with Kay leaving Mike behind. I don’t think Mike ever forgave Bob for moving in on her. The two were married on October 20, 1979. Kay was my Partner and best friend for 42 years.

Kay was an Episcopal Priest and worked in the church for 12 years. She then persued her vocation as a psychotherapist in private practice until her death. She never stopped learning new things to enhance her ministry and vocation. Kay was compassionate and cared deeply for her family, friends, parishioners, pets, and clients.

Kay is preceded in death by her parents, James D Carter and Rubye F Francisco. She is survived by her husband, Bob Johnson; daughters, Kelly Hutchison and Jacquelyn Champion; son in laws, Rob Hutchison and Eli Champion; and her grandchildren, Fiona Hutchison, Hannah Champion, and Gavin Champion.

Kay’s family would like to ask that any memorial funds or donations be made to the Episcopal Relief & Development for Ukraine and/or the American Lung Association.