Alexa F. Johnson
1931 ∼ 2014
Alexa F. (Burton) Johnson, age 82, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the home of her son in Edgartown. She was predeceased by her husband William B. Johnson and her loving partner of twenty years Carl Garland, her daughter, Mylett Barbara Johnson in March of1968 and her brothers, Gaylen Burton and David Burton who died one day apart in Dec. of 2006.
Alexa was born April 5, 1931 in Forest Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin the daughter of Earl and Barbara (Van Blaricom) Burton. She attended White Birch Elementary School in Forest Township and Glenwood High School in Glenwood City, WI. She moved to New York City in 1956 where she married William Brent Johnson. They moved to Watertown, MA where she worked for New England Telephone Company and retired after twenty-five years. In 2007 she moved to Martha’s Vineyard and still enjoyed crocheting, reading, knitting, cooking and baking.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Lee Geagan (husband Thomas) of Watertown and her don, Kenneth Joseph Johnson (wife Mary) of Edgartown. She is also survived by two sisters, Beulah Morrison of Isanti, MN and Harriet Knopps of San Antonio, TX and a brother, Ivan Burton of Alamagordo, NM; and her grandchildren, Matthew Geagan (wife Katie) of Waltham, Jeffery, Caitlyn and Collin Geagan all of Watertown and William and Michael Johnson both of Edgartown; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Her funeral service will be private and a celebration of her life will be held in the springtime at a time to be announced.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice, PO Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.