DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Merrylin G. Johnson

March 10, 1933November 10, 2019

Merrylin G. Johnson, 86 of Gilsum, passed away in the comfort of her home on November 10, 2019.

She was born in Rutland, VT on March 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Pan (Preville) and Bernard DeRose. She attended area schools and graduated from Bellows Falls High School with the Class of 1951.

On June 15, 1957 Merrylin married the love her life, Dale S. Johnson. Together they celebrated 62 wonderful years.

Up until her retirement in 1995, Merrylin had been employed by Keene Public Library as an assistant in charge of circulation.

In 2013, while celebrating the 250th anniversary, Merrylin was awarded Gilsum Citizen of the Year, which was much deserved due all her contributions to her Town. She was a founder of the Gilsum Historical Society and served on the Board of Trustees for the Gilsum library where she was also a librarian.

Merrylin will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her infectious smile and always having a happy demeanor. She was an avid quilter. Merrylin had a passion for dance and was a dance instructor for many of the Gilsum youths.

Merrylin will be dearly missed by her husband: Dale S. Johnson of Gilsum; daughter: Bernadette J. Powers and her husband Steven of North Carolina; and grandsons: Matt Powers and Will Powers both of Florida.

A memorial service for Merrylin will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gilsum Congregational Church, 13 Main Street, Gilsum, NH.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Merrylin G. Johnson’s name to the Gilsum Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, PO Box 314, Gilsum, NH 03448.


  • Dale S. Johnson, Husband
  • Bernadette J. Powers (Steven Powers), Daughter
  • Matt Powers, Grandson
  • Will Powers, Grandson


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2019


Merrylin G. Johnson

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