Johnny R. Bierner, 74, a resident of Sierra County for over 20 years, died on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1943 in Monticello, NM to George and Leonor (Gutierrez) Bierner, Jr.
Johnny was a plumber by trade. He worked as a ranger on Lookout Mountain in the Magdalena District and guided in Arizona, Montana and Colorado. He also cowboyed and broke horses. He was an artist of different mediums, including pencil drawing, oil painting and woodworking. Johnny served in the National Guard and the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his companion of 19 years, Beverly Hamilton of T. or C., NM; siblings – Elsie Bierner Johnson of Azusa, CA, Danny Bierner (Carmen) of T. or C., NM and Lucille Bierner of T. or C., NM; children – Charlene, Casey and Shilah; 1/grandchild; several nieces and nephews; aunt, Helen Sedillo (95 years old); and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Leonor (Gutierrez) Bierner, Jr.; brother, Jack Bierner; and sister, Sally Bierner.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Celebration Service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Kirikos Family Funeral Home Chapel celebrated by Rev. Don Hyatt, CSB. Inurnment will follow in the Hot Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574. For online memorial messages please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com.