Aspen Aponi (1952 - 2018)

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Longtime Alaskan and Artist from Sterling, AK; Aspen Rose Aponi (formerly Sherrie Diane Johnson) passed away on July 4, 2018 at the age of 66. With family by her side while receiving hospice care at her daughter's home. A memorial will be held on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 7pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 9475 East Colony Way Palmer, AK for information please contact the Bishop at 907-376-3064. Ms. Aponi was born in Decatur, Illinois on April 24, 1952 to Mary Jean Lecrone Johnson and Elmer Dean Johnson of Decatur, Illinois. A true artist and writer, she enjoyed painting, crafts, writing poetry and journal keeping her whole life. She saw color in everything that no one else could. Aspen was the most knowledgeable person you could ever meet. She was full of information and was always there to give her opinion; which her family and friends loved. She strongly believed in education and earned certificates in everything she pursued throughout the years. She was an adventurous woman, traveling the old Alcan Highway to Illinois several times and back. Beautiful, funny, smart, independent, kind and loving person. She was always ready to give a helping hand for people needing food and clothing. She was honored in Seward, AK for volunteer appreciation award. Aspen once said in a newspaper column, "It's very rewarding and I enjoy my missionary work. It's what keeps me young and alive". Besides owning her own hair salons, dry cleaners, ceramic and antique shops in her earlier years she ran an Alaskan gift shop in Sterling, AK called "The Cabin Fever" which she enjoyed. Aspen loved Alaska's majestic beauty along with fishing and garage sales. Cooking was a passion, but most of all her children and grandchildren were her life. There was nothing she wouldn't do for them. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter Murjani and son-in-law Thomas Hott; her son Forrest and daughter-in-law Tiffany Johnson; her partner of 5 years, James Dalton and her beloved grandchildren, Rosario Martinez, Oceana Griffin, Castiel Hott, Chardonnay Hott and her dear friends. She is also survived by her younger brother Scott Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Jean Lecrone Johnson, Elmer Dean Johnson and Sister Dena Renee Bine.
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Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 344-1497
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on July 11, 2018