CAMDEN – Ruth Alice Johnson, 91, a life long resident of Camden, died May 20, 2006, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, after a brief illness. Born Aug. 1, 1914, in Camden, she was the daughter of Merton and Alice (Howe) Hunt. She attended Camden schools and was a 1932 graduate of Camden High School. Prior to her death, Mrs. Johnson had been one of three surviving classmates of the 1932 graduates. Mrs. Johnson lived her entire life in the house in which she was born on the Howe Hill Road in Camden. On March 23, 1935, she married Merton A. Johnson. She was a devoted homemaker and helped her husband run their poultry farm. Her family said she will be remembered for her baking and making beautiful quilts many of which she gave to her grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson was very thoughtful and always remembered to send birthday cards to her family and friends. She was a past member of Hope Grange, a 36-year member of the Hope Extension Homemakers, a member of the Camden Senior Citizens and had served on the budget committee for the town of Camden. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed walking along the Howe Hill Road and one of her greatest pleasures during the last few years was attending the senior Friday lunches at the John Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Francina Pearse and her husband, William, and Juanita Hunt and her husband, Roger, all of Hope; a son, Jarvis Johnson and his wife, Marguerite “Daisy,” of Camden; eight grandchildren, William Pearse Jr., Christopher Pearse and his wife, Linda, all of Hope, Danny Hunt and his wife, Jeanette, of Camden, Dianne Shaw and her husband, Bobby Jr., of Union, Jody Allen and her husband, Jeff, of Pittston, Tricia Pendleton and her husband, Ray, Teresa Johnson, all of Camden, Matt Johnson and his friend, Jen Clark, of Appleton; four great-grandchildren, Kristopher Johnson of Hampton, N.H., Susanne, Kathleen and Jacob Pendleton of Camden; a niece, Charlotte Pease of Union; several great-nieces, a great-nephew; and a special friend, Debbie Seip of Camden. Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Merton A. Johnson in 1984; a son, Philip Johnson; and a brother, Ralph Hunt. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Laite Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the John Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Linda Campbell Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Camden First Aid Association, P.O. Box 368, Camden, ME 04841.