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FREMONT - Orris F. Johnson, 87, died July 25, 2010, at her daughter's home.

She was born March 30, 1923, in Veezie, ME, to John and Demena (Hutchinson) Amero. After her mother's death, she lived with her grandparents, John and Elizabeth Hutchinson. She was raised in Quincy, MA, and was graduated from Quincy High School. She married George H. Johnson in 1942, and lived in Quincy and Holbrook, MA, prior to moving to Fremont in 1966.

She was the librarian for the Fremont Ellis School, also the Brentwood schools, and served as a trustee for the Fremont Public Library. She enjoyed her time as a substitute teacher, where she was known as O.J.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, and gardening, and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Quilting Club.

She was the wife of the late George H. Johnson. The family would like to thank all of her caregivers from Rockingham VNA/Hospice for their wonderful care.

Family members include her children, Richard A. Johnson and his wife, Susan of Georgia, George H. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Carol of Strafford, Elaine McGall and her husband, Tom of Fremont, and Judy Johnson and her husband, Dan Sherwood of Brookfield, VT; her six grandchildren, Sonja H. Browne and her husband, Jon of Raymond, Eric Johnson and his wife, Gayle of Florida, Kindra J. Gray and her husband, Justin of Texas, Laura Johnson of Georgia, Ayla Johnson of Texas, and Tammy J. Entwisle of Rhode Island; and her sister, Irma Stedman of Pittsfield, ME. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service was held on July 29, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. Memorial donations may be made to Rockingham VNA/Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter 03833.
Published on  August 3, 2010
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