Alexa F. Johnson


Alexa F. (Burton) Johnson died on Monday, February 10, at the home of her son in Edgartown. She was 82.

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, Wisc. She moved to New York City in 1956 where she married William Brent Johnson. They moved to Watertown, where she worked for New England Telephone Company and retired after 25 years. In 2007 she moved to Martha’s Vineyard and still enjoyed crocheting, reading, knitting, cooking, and baking.

She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Johnson, and her loving partner of 20 years, Carl Garland, her daughter Mylett Barbara Johnson in March of 1968, and her brothers, Gaylen Burton and David Burton, who died one day apart in December 2006.

She is survived by her daughter Kelly Lee Geagan (husband Thomas) of Watertown and her son, Kenneth Joseph Johnson (wife Mary) of Edgartown. She is also survived by two sisters, Beulah Morrison of Isanti, Minn., and Harriet Knopps of San Antonio, Tex., and a brother, Ivan Burton of Alamagordo, N.M.; 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. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs.

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