BAR HARBOR — Augusta Marie Johnson Alexander “Johnnie” left this world Sunday, Dec, 30, 2012. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Hinckley, to Ethel H. and Justin O. Johnson, Johnnie grew up in Maine and spent most of her summers at Hancock Point on ancestral land in a cottage built by her father and brothers. Johnnie married Edwin W. Alexander Dec. 13, 1942, in Waterville, on the evening of his graduation from Colby College, just prior to his departure for the war.
Johnnie graduated from Colby in 1945. Johnnie’s mission in life was caring — as a big sister, student nurse, a pastor’s wife in church congregations, a mother, a homemaker and as caregiver to her mother. She was an accomplished seamstress, a masterful chef, a talented artist in many media, a choral vocalist and bellringer, a childcare professional and tireless volunteer. Johnnie had been a resident at Sonogee Rehabilitation and Living Center for 10 years. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Sonogee for their professional and compassionate care.
Johnnie is survived by brother, Robert and his wife, Alma Dell, of Bradenton, Fla.; brother, Howard of Ashaway, R.I.; her children, Randy Alexander and wife, Gayl, of Huntsville Ala.; Susan and husband, David Burnham, of Bethel; Judi and husband, Chuck Medlin, of Surry; Deborah and husband, Bryan Klugh of Taunton, Mass.; grandchildren, Sean Alexander, Bambi Banys, Hunter Klugh, Chase Klugh; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and their families.
Private family services will be held in the summer. Donations may be made in Johnnie’s memory to Frenchman Bay Conservancy, P.O. Box 150, Hancock, ME 04640.