Saturday, March 11, 2017

Audrey L. Johnson

Audrey Louise Johnson, 77, of Central Street, Woodsville, N.H., died on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville.

Audrey was born on July 3, 1939, in Benton, N.H., to Kenneth R. and Marjorie (Elliott) DeRusha. She was a graduate of McIndoe Falls Academy, Class of 1957.

Audrey spent most of her adult life residing in the Charlestown and Claremont, N.H., area. Most recently, she worked as the front end manager in the Claremont Wal-Mart. Previously, she had been employed at American Brush and American Optical in Claremont. Also, she worked at the drug store in Charlestown. Following her retirement, she moved to Woodsville.

Audrey was a devout Catholic. She enjoyed attending Bible studies at the Opera Block. She loved being with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson.

She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth R. DeRusha and Marjorie DeRusha; a husband, John Kentta; a sister, Mary DeRusha; and two brothers, William J. DeRusha and Kenneth E. “Bud” DeRusha.

She is survived by a daughter, Daryl Cady of Scarborough, Maine; two sons: James Come and wife Dee of Charlestown, N.H., Michael Kentta and wife Kim of Virginia; 14 grandchildren: Jessica Burlew, Eric Cady, Moraiah Sepulveda, Mikey Kentta, Brycen Kentta, Rylee Kentta, Caleb Kentta, Brayden Kentta, Buddy Morel, Barry Morel, Billy Morel, Ben Hastings, Brandon Hastings, and Jacob Vienne; one great grandson, Nicholas Burlew; two sisters: Margaret “Margie” Foster-Cota and husband Don of Peacham, Vt., and Jeanie Scott and husband Paul of Benton; a brother, Chester “Chet” DeRusha and wife Susan of Wilton, Maine; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; James Come, a former husband, of Charlestown and Fred Johnson, a former husband, of Springfield, Vt.

Calling hours will be on Friday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H.

A Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church, 10 Center St., Wells River, Vt. Burial will be in the Wells River Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H., or to the Activity Fund at the Opera Block, Woodsville, N.H.

For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

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