Marjorie M. Johnson

West Fairlee, Vt. — Marjorie M. Johnson, 88 died on 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; 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 Dept., c/o Lisa Ordway, 1187 VT RT 113, West Fairlee, VT 05083.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt.