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Elwood Martin Johnson

August 22, 1930 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 88)
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Elwood Martin Johnson, 88, of Georgetown, died at his home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after a long illness.  Elwood was the sixth of eight children born to Ralph and Lula (Short) Johnson.  In 1951, he married Marie Flood.  Elwood worked for many years farming with his father and brother.  As his family grew, he went to work for Diamond State Telephone Company.  When he retired 36 years later, the company was known as Verizon.  For most of his life, Elwood grew a huge “truck patch” every summer, full of vegetables for his family.  He also enjoyed going to auctions, refinishing furniture, and spending time with his family.  He was an exceptionally devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Nothing in this world meant more to him than his family.


Elwood was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Milton, Pauline, Helen, Ivah, Granville, and Betty Ann, his infant son, Elwood Jr., and a son-in-law, Scott Sturgis.  His beloved Marie died in 2012.


Left to cherish his memory are his children, Marie and Walter Meding, Linda Sturgis, Ivalene and Rob Still, Quintin and Maria Johnson, and Lisias and Eli Coelho, his grandchildren, Dawn and Rob West, Kelly Meding, John Still, Chloe and Mark Morgan, Faith Still, Lucas and Kenya Johnson, Vivian Coelho and Daniel Coelho.  Elwood also had six precious great grandchildren, Jade Lowe, William and Declan Carey, Eisen and Eckherd Morgan and Tiani Johnson.  His only surviving siblings are brother Harold and his wife Jeanie Johnson and brother-in-law, Tom Flood.  He also leaves behind many much lived nieces, nephews and their families.


The family wishes to thank the fine folks at vitas Hospice and Elwood’s many faithful eldercare providers, especially Andrew Burdan, Angel Perry and Lorena Tennefoss.


Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro.  Visitation will be from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, service to start at 1:00 PM.   Interment will be at St. Johns Methodist Church Cemetery, Georgetown.


If anyone wishes to make a charitable contribution in Elwood’s Memory, the family suggests Huntington ’s Disease Society of America or Vitas Hospice.


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VITAS Hospice
30265 Commerce Drive Suite 202, MILLSBORO DE 19966

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