Steven M. Johnson
May 13, 1953-March 17, 2017
Former Homer resident Steven Michael Johnson, 63, of Victor, Mont., died March 17, 2017, in Missoula, Mont.
He was born May 13, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Gail J. (Bateman) Johnson and Robert B. Johnson.
Steve spent a great part of his childhood in Salmon, Idaho, where he graduated from school in 1971. He went to work for the Salmon National Forest as a firefighter shortly after graduation. In 1978 he accepted an offer from the Bureau of Land Management for a fire control position in McGrath, Alaska.
In 1983, while stationed in a remote village on the northern shore of Lake Minchumina, Steve began preparing flower essences. The following year, he founded the Alaskan Flower Essence Project which became Alaskan Essences, Inc. and remains a thriving business today.
In 1991, Steve ended his 21-year career in fire control and moved his business to Homer, Alaska. Steve was a pioneer in vibrational healing and was an internationally recognized author / teacher around the globe. Steve moved his headquarters to Victor, Mont., in 2004 and he continued to spend summers in Alaska as well as around the world teaching flower essence workshops.
In 2013 Steve met Judith Poelarends of The Netherlands and on May 30, 2015, Steve married his soulmate. He is survived by his wife, Judith; father, Robert (Karleen) Johnson, Nampa, Idaho; sister, Rene (Ed) Toman, Wilbur, Ore.; brother, Greg (Angie) Johnson, Kuna, Idaho; sister, Tess (Jack) Clearman, Helena, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.
Steve had a tremendously positive impact on so many people and will be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his mother Gail (Bateman) Johnson. His body was cremated and a celebration of Steve’s life will be held on his birthday, May 13, in Hamilton, Mont.