ORONO – Mrs. Ethel Alvina (Olson) Johanson died March 27, 2004, at Orono Commons. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Stillwater, Minn., the daughter of Anna (Dahl) and Alvin Olson. Ethel lived in Old Town for most of her life and was active in the Women’s Society of the Old Town Methodist Church. She loved her cats and crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble with the grandkids, playing bridge with “the girls,” baking German chocolate cake for Jim’s birthdays, lemon squares for April, ginger snaps for Gabrielle, dining at Paul’s Restaurant in Bangor, the Christmas Fairs at Old Town Methodist Church, the many trips to the “old country” with Dad and all things Swedish. She was predeceased by her husband, Gust, after 55 years of marriage; and her only sister, Florence Haldeman of Clearwater, Fla. She will be so sadly missed by her daughter, Florence Varner and her husband, James, of Old Town; and her four grandchildren, James Charles and his daughter, Gabrielle, of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mark and his daughter, Janae, of Newport News, Va.; Carl and his wife, Carla, and their daughters, Cheyenne, Elan and brand new son, Miles, of Madison, N.J.; and April Joy and her fianc‚, Frank Nanton, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Her family is immensely grateful for the kindness and loving care Ethel received from the staff of the Alzheimer Unit at Orono Commons for the past two years. And extra special thank you’s to Christine Beaulieu, Hilda Jordan, Helen Pajama, Harris Dunn, Nancy Asimakopolis and Jeff Johnson for their home care and friendship. And to Leslie Peterson, the Orono town nurse. God’s richest blessings to you all. It has been a long goodbye, Kara Lille Mor “dear little Mama,” now at peace at last with Dad, Aunt Flo, Mor Far and Mor Mor. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the Old Town United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Chaffee officiating. Gifts in her memory can be given to the Old Town United Methodist Church which she and Dad so dearly loved.