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Helen Grace Johnson

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Helen Johnson 1921 - 2009 BENNINGTON/FOREST DALE Helen Grace Johnson, age 87, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Prospect Nursing Home in North Bennington. Mrs. Johnson was born in Orwell on April 8, 1921, daughter of Harry and Grace Miller Coates. She received her early education in local Orwell schools and Brandon High School. Later in life she attended Rutland Business College. On Dec. 24, 1939 she married Fred Wesley Johnson in Brandon. They made their home in Forestdale, until moving to Rutland in 1955. In May 2008 they moved to Bennington to be near their daughter. Helen had worked for General Electric for 22 years before retiring in 1979. She and her husband enjoyed tag sales and flea markets. They traveled extensively throughout the United States. They particularly enjoyed visiting Cape Cod in the summer and Vero Beach in the winter. She leaves her husband, Fred W. Johnson of Bennington, a daughter; Marilyn Marrion of Bennington, two sons; Thomas Johnson of Bennington and Lane Johnson of Vero Beach, Fla., a brother; Robert Coates, and his wife, Anita, of Jacksonville, Fla., and a sister; Gladys Nielson of Bennington. Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive her. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the MILLER & KETCHAM FUNERAL HOME in Brandon. The Rev. Albert "Skip" Baltz, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 28, 2009
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