Television producer John Twiggs, with KUFM-TV/Montana PBS at The University of Montana-Missoula, won two Northwest Regional Emmy awards for his work on the Montana PBS program "Backroads of Montana."
enjoyed Thomas' appearance on the show and decided to share one of his
Emmys, with Thomas' name on it, with her
because of her
generosity and willingness to tell her
"Like everyone else, we consider ourselves lucky to have met and spent some time with Johnnie," said producer John Twiggs after learning of her death.