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Ernest D. Johnson, 96, formerly of Derry, N.H., died Friday, July 22, 2016, in the Hanover Hill Healthcare Center in Manchester, N.H.
He was born in Waltham, Mass. on September 25, 1919, a son of the late David and Britta (Walters) Johnson. Ernest was raised on a farm in Boscawen, N.H. and also at one time lived in Arlington, Mass. He enjoyed traveling across the country with his family when his children were growing up. He also enjoyed candlepin bowling. Ernest was a member of the Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford, N.H.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 43 years, Gertrude “Marie” (Crilley) Johnson of Woodland Park, Colo.; his seven children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Roy Johnson of Litchfield, N.H., Judy and Gene Bewig of Tyngsboro, Mass., Earl Johnson of Groveland, Mass., Elaine and Rick Gordon of Nashua, N.H., Walter Johnson of Derry, N.H., Heather and Tom Kindt of Woodland Park, Colo., and Matthew Johnson of Wausa, Neb.; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Bethany Covenant Church, One Covenant Way, Bedford. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, N.H. Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Pines, 220 West Shore Way, Swanzey, NH 03446. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry is handling the arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 28, 2016
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