Marion L. Johnson
Rockland — Marion L Johnson, 92, passed away peacefully Friday, July 25, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport from complications of pneumonia.
She was born in Rockland on Nov. 27, 1921, the daughter of Herman H. and Edna G. Johnson Graves. At a young age she moved to Clark Island, and was educated in St. George schools.
She married Albert Ausplund in 1942 and they had one daughter, Cindy. They divorced in 1954, but remained friends until he passed away in November 2004.
On Aug. 14, 1976, she married Arthur O. Johnson Sr. at Owls Head. They made their home in Rockland until early 2010, at which time they moved to Windward Gardens in Camden.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed doing crafts, including sewing. She had a large doll collection, and enjoyed making clothes for them and displaying them throughout her home.
At one time she had an in-home answering service that included working for "FISH," a volunteer group who offered needed rides to clients without transportation.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rockport Congregation.
Other than her husband who passed away in June 2010, she was predeceased by two sisters, "baby" Alice Graves and Virginia Ausplund.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy Norton, and her husband Bob, of Rockland as well as 10 step-children and their families: Brenda Perkins, Arthur O Johnson Jr., Pam Harrington and her husband Lee, Cindy Mudgett and her husband Chris, Ricky Johnson and his wife Stephanie, Bruce Johnson, Sharon Nickles and her husband Ron, Steve Johnson, Mark Johnson and his companion Vicky Gower, and Denise Poirier and her husband John. She is also survived by her many friends and caregivers at Windward Gardens, Camden.
At her request, no services will be held; burial will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.