• Marjorie M. Johnson
    March 19,2014

    Marjorie M. Johnson

    Marjorie M. Johnson

    WEST FAIRLEE — Marjorie M. Johnson, 88, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H.

    She was born June 30, 1925, in Vershire, Vt., the daughter of Leon and Maude (Cloudman) Eastman.

    She attended school in South Vershire, in a one-room schoolhouse.

    On April 13, 1946, she married William T. Johnson. They lived most of their life in West Fairlee, where together they built a home and owned and operated the West Fairlee Laundromat. For several years, Marjorie also worked as a store clerk at Smith’s Store in Post Mills.

    She was a member of the Upper Valley Snow Packers Snowmobile Club and the Maple Leaf Grange, both of West Fairlee.

    She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and was an avid snowmobiler.

    She is survived by a son, Johnny Johnson, and a daughter, Waneta Woodward, both of West Fairlee, Vt.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Verna Ervine, of Vershire, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, William Johnson, on Nov. 27, 1998; an infant son, Lyle William Johnson, in 1952; two brothers, Ervine Eastman and Rowland Eastman; and a sister, Marie Ward.

    There will be no public calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be held later this spring in the Evergreen Rest Cemetery in Thetford Center, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Fairlee Fire Department, c/o Lisa Ordway, 1187 Vermont Route 113, West Fairlee, VT 05083. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt.

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