Rusella Jean (Mitchell) Landry – Johnson
Rusella Jean (Mitchell) Landry – Johnson, beloved wife of Robert E. Johnson, passed away on March 9, 2017 at a local area hospital in the town of her residence, Panama City, FL.
Rusella, also known as ‘Russie’ by her family and friends, was born May 14, 1940 in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, the daughter of Russell and Myona (Roberts) Mitchell. The family resided in Guilford where she graduated in 1958 from PCHS and went on to earn a college degree in Waterville, ME. She met her first husband Morice Landry while working as a Medical Lab Technician at Sisters Hospital in Waterville. Together they had three children. He died in 1967. While she and the children were living in Guilford and she was working at Mayo Memorial Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, she met Robert (Johnny) Johnson, a Staff Sergeant stationed at Charleston Air Force Station. They were married in 1969 and traveled the country with the Air Force until retiring in 1985.
In addition to her first husband, she was also preceded in death by her mother Myona in 1970, her only sibling Ronald Mitchell of CT in 1971, and her father Russell in 1972.
She is survived by her husband Johnny; her children Morice (Skip) Landry and wife Lisa of Austin, TX, Kaye Landry of Panama City, FL, and Stephanie Taylor of Abbot, ME; three grandchildren Chris Kelly and wife Katie of Abbot, ME, Jared and Tia Landry of Austin, TX; one great grandchild Alexander Kelly of Panama City, FL; two aunts Harriet Mitchell and Kaye Sakahara and husband Glenn of Abbot, ME; one uncle Norman Roberts and wife Shoko of HI; a niece and nephew Ronald and Wende Mitchell of CT; many nieces and nephews from her first marriage as well as cousins and other relations from around the country and Canada.
A service will be held in Abbot at the town cemetery and/or town hall on May 20th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to
Abbot Historical Society
Guilford, ME 04443