ORRINGTON and BANGOR - Leslie Leigh Johnson, 8, loving daughter and sister, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, as a result of a tragic fire that also claimed the lives of her father, Benjamin H. Johnson III; and her brothers, Benjamin H. Johnson IV and Ryan S. Johnson. She was born May 21, 2004, in Bangor, the daughter of Benjamin H. and Christine G. Johnson III.
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Leslie was an animal lover, she wanted to grow up to work with horses, as a trainer or a jockey. Like her brothers, she had a wonderful imagination, and would sit with her mother and try to write stories. Although she wanted to be a tomboy, she was all-girl, loving the color pink for everything. Leslie would volunteer to help in the kitchen, and was always asking her mother to teach her how to cook and bake. She had a strong personality and always got the last word.
Leslie is survived by her loving mother, Christine G. Johnson; paternal grandparents, Benjamin H. and Ethel J. Johnson II; maternal grandparents, James A. and Linda F. (Clark) Burrill Jr.; maternal aunt, Kasie Hartsock; maternal uncle, Jeremy Hartsock; paternal aunts, Ronnelle A. Miller and husband, George, and Jennifer DesJardin and husband, Shawn; paternal great-aunts, Lenora Johnson, Amelia Chryss and husband, Peter, and Joanne Mangan; paternal great-uncles, Everest "Sonny" Doucette and Clarence "Dougie" E. Crawford III; maternal great-grandmothers, Della Burrill and Linda Clark; maternal great-aunt, Brenda "Kaye" Alexander and husband, Michael; maternal great-uncles, Scott Burrill, Arthur Thomas Clark Jr. and Jimmy Clark; and cousins, Juliann Doucette, Everest and Audrey Doucette, Mark Doucette, Renee and Larry Overlock, Donny Mahoney, Laura, Ben and Corey Mahoney, Christopher and Michele Doucette, Christine and Sarah Doucette, Ethan R., Amy L. and Emily J. DesJardin, Andrew B. Miller, Dennise and Troy Pomeroy, Alexis and Trent Pomeroy, Chrysto and Ellen Chryss, Christina and Willie Knix, Kerry, Stacey and Jason Knix, Robyne Hinkley, Savannah Burrill, Rebecca and Jasper Prier and their daughter, Lorelai, Cheryl and Adam Frost, Zachary, Chloe and Madison Frost, Janet Williams, Rona Alexander, Lilly and Leslie Alexander, Robbie and Trey Clark, Jessica, Jamie, Tyler and Katherine Clark. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas James Johnson; paternal great-grandfathers, Benjamin H. Johnson and Clarence Crawford; paternal great-grandmothers, Pearl Johnson-Standley and Briget Jacques; maternal great-grandfathers, James A. Burrill Sr. and Thomas Clark; a great-aunt, Delcina Doucette; and a cousin, Angie Mahoney.
Friends are invited to call 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17, prior to calling hours, at the Lancaster Room of Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway. Interment will be private. Contributions in the Johnson family's memory may be made to The Johnson Family Fund, Seaboard Credit Union, P.O. Box G, Bucksport, ME 04416. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
133 Center Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 16, 2012