Victor M. Johnson

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2003

Hoonah resident Victor Mitchell Johnson, 50, died July 20, 2003, in Hoonah.

A viewing will be at 3 p.m. today at the Alaskan Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, and the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the ANB Hall in Hoonah.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1952, in Juneau. He was a graduate of Hoonah High School and attended Sheldon Jackson Community College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1975 to 1978 and receiving an Honorable Discharge. He belonged to Huna Totem, Goldbelt Inc. and the Sealaska Corporation.

Family members said he was very active in ANB Camp No. 12, serving as sergeant at arms, secretary and vice-president. He was dedicated to the ANB and served as a delegate at Grand Camp convention. He was employed with the U.S. Forest Service of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, and he worked as a custodian at Kooteeya Bar.

His hobbies included artwork and designs, some of which are shown in the ANB Hall in Hoonah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Duncan Johnson Sr. and Francis E. (Marvin-Obert-Johnson) Williams; sisters, Dora Sheakley, Dora (Obert) Metjay, Cecila Obert and Kathleen Johnson; brothers, George Obert and Wilfred Obert, George Obert Jr., Wilfred J. Johnson, Leslie D. Johnson Jr., Tyrone R. Johnson and Allen J. Johnson.

He is survived by sisters, Violet James of Juneau and Yvonne K. Gilda of Anchorage; brothers, Harold McKinley and Leroy Williams of Juneau, Glenn (Lenora) Johnson and Pedro Johnson of Hoonah and Keith Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; uncles, Richard Marvin Sr. of Sitka and Harvey Marvin of Juneau; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. For more information, contact Violet James at 780-4852.

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