JoAnn Vlastelicia Johnson, 77, of Astoria, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Astoria, surrounded by family.

She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Astoria, the only child of Tony and Mae (Erveste) Vlastelicia.

She attended John Jacob Astor Elementary School and Astoria High School, where she met her husband.

On July 16, 1951, she married Carl Johnson in Astoria. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Johnson lived with multiple sclerosis for the past 45 years. She was determined and motivated, and lived an independent life on her terms.

Family members said she valued friendship and family above all else, and she was known for her sense of humor.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Lockett and her husband, Larry; a son, Tony Johnson and his partner, Suzanne Johnson; four grandsons, Greg Lockett and his wife, Bridgett, Wade Lockett and his wife, Anna, Owen White and his partner, Lisa Bohrer, and Matt Johnson; and four great-grandsons, Gunnar, Gage and Joey Lockett and Mason White.

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 576 12th St.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, or a charity of one’s choice. 

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