Obituary: Juanita Johnson

Posted: Friday, September 07, 2001

Longtime local resident Juanita June Johnson died Sept. 1, 2001, in Juneau.

She was born in Montana on June 3, 1925, to Ora Inabnit-Whitaker and Silas Whitaker. She graduated from Gallant High School and the University of Montana and was a certified nurse.

She arrived in Juneau in 1951 and worked as a nurse at St. Ann's Hospital. One year later, she married Arvid Johnson of Douglas. She also worked as a home care provider and a clerk for the state before retiring in 1985.

Juanita is remembered by her children as a loving and dedicated mother. Her neighbors remember her as a practical and non-judgmental person who would give beyond her means.

She was preceded in death by her son Douglas, husband Arvid, parents and seven siblings.

She is survived by her son Raymond Johnson and his wife Jaye; daughter Deborah; grandson Trey Westika, all of Juneau; brother Don Whitaker and his wife Jo of Montana.

Pallbearers are Carling Cadiente Sr., Neil Doogan, Shelby Edwards, John Metcalfe, Mark Metcalfe, Bill Stoddard, Paul Thomas and Rick Untalasco. Honorary pallbearers are Andres Cadiente Sr., Irene Cadiente, Patricia Ellsworth, Marguerite Fiorella, Dorothy Sturrock, Rita Thomas and Pat Wolpert.

A viewing will be held at the Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.



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