Charlotte Ann Johnson

Charlotte Ann Johnson, age 75, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at her home in Brandon. Mrs. Johnson was born in Center Rutland on January 3, 1932. She was the daughter of Spencer & Ruby (Parker) Shepard. She received her early education in New Haven, VT Schools and had helped on the family farm. She was a graduate of Brandon High School, Class of 1951. July 25, 1953 she married Reginald Ray Johnson at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon. Mr. Johnson died January 17, 1978. In her earlier years she had worked at the Old Brandon Training School. She had been the co-owner & operator of Otter Valley Grocery & Laundry for several years. She belonged to The Brandon Senior Citizens. She had served the town of Brandon as a member of The Brandon Area Rescue Squad for 13 years. Charlotte was a wonderful mother and continued to nurture and care for adults in need after her family grew up. Because of her giving and caring nature, many people helped take care of her in her final years, as she slowly lost the ability to care for herself. There are so many to thank, but a special thanks to Jean Pfenning & Sonny & Ann Young for being there for Charlotte so many times. Surviving are 2 sons Scott R. Johnson of Swanton and David W. Johnson of Kennebunk, ME. 2 daughters Tammee J. Johnson of Brandon and Tracee L Stevens of Forestdale. One brother Robert Shepard of Brandon. A sister Shirley Denton of Middlebury. Six Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & cousins also survive her. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son Kim E. Johnson in June of 1991, 2 sisters Helen Newton and Beverley Fisher and 2 brothers Eugene Shepard and Harold Shepard. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 11 AM, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The Rev. Margaret Lee Ferry, Interim Pastor will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial will follow, in the family lot, at Forestdale Cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends at Conant Square apartments, day room, for a time of fellowship & reflection. Friends may call at The Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home on Friday, November 23, 2007 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory, to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

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