BACK AT WORK – Mary Miller, center, gets a round of applause Wednesday after speaking at a reception at Sitka National Historical Park where she is again the superintendent. Miller's return to the head position at the park has come after an eight-year legal odyssey. She was superintendent of the park from 2008 to 2010 when she was reassigned to a new position in Anchorage that she rejected and was fired. After filing suit she was reinstated in 2013 and served until 2015 when an appeal filed by the U.S. Park Service reversed the earlier decision and she was again terminated. She filed a new suit and a trial was set for 2019, but Congressman Don Young and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stepped in on her behalf and Miller was re-instated. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Helen Johnson

    Helen June Johnson passed away April 5 at Sitka Community Hospital, surrounded by her three sons and a granddaughter. She was 79.
    She was born Dec. 16, 1932, in Eugene, Ore., the daughter of Elton and Mary Kincaid. She grew up in Medford, Ore., and attended schools there. She also was a member of the local Civil Air Patrol.
    On Sept. 29, 1951, she married Roy T. Johnson. They lived in Oregon until 1997, when they came to Sitka where one of their sons was living. The two other sons moved here later.
    Helen was a former member of Sitka’s Women of the Moose.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, in 2006. She is survived by her sons, Michal T. Johnson, Elton D. Johnson and Jefferson R. Johnson, all of Sitka; her daughter, Ellen M. Perry of Kansas; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    No local services will be held. Her ashes will be placed in the Johnson family cemetery, next to her husband, in Shady Cove, Ore., in the autumn.
    An account has been created at ALPS Federal Credit Union for those wishing to help the family with expenses.

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