Mary B. Johnson


Posted: Friday, July 01, 2005

Angoon resident Mary B. Johnson (Antoo.aat), 82, died June 21, 2005, at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

She was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Angoon to Charlie John (Took) of the End of the Trail House of the Deisheetaan in Angoon and Katherine (Brown) Daxanaak Tlaa of the Platformed House of the Was'hineidi in Kake.

She fished with her husband as a power troller on the Georgia Ann for years prior to his death. She was involved in the community of Angoon elderly programs, Angoon Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp Number 7 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She worked at the City of Angoon and Angoon Senior Center.

She enjoyed being with the elderly people of Angoon. She was a fan and had a lifelong pass to the Gold Medal Games where she supported the Angoon teams each year. She enjoyed putting up fish, meat and berries for the winter months for her family.

Her friends and family say that she "always had a way to make you laugh. She will be missed very much."

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Johnson Sr.; her parents; her brothers, William John, Walter John, Ronald John, David John and Peter John; and her sister, Annie.

She is survived by her sons, George, Arnold, Stanley and Leonard; her daughters, Grace Sharclane, Genevieve Willard, Gloria Plummer, Lorena Mackasia, Annie Brailey, Velma D. Paul and Georgia Johnson; her sisters, Alice Bennett of Juneau and Martha Jackson of Kake; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial and funeral service was June 24 and 25 at the Angoon ANB Hall. A 40-day party will be July 29. For more information, contact George Johnson at (907)788-3464 or Velma Paul at (907)586-2029.

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