Clorus P. “Corky” Johnson, 84, of Watertown

Clorus P. “Corky” Johnson, 84, of Watertown, died May 19, 2022 at Carthage Area Hospital.(Source: Funeral Home)

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Clorus P. “Corky” Johnson, 84, of Watertown, died May 19, 2022 at Carthage Area Hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born on December 4, 1937 in Watertown, the daughter of Elwin and Rosalie (Volvia) King.

She graduated from Watertown High School in 1956 and Michelle’s Beauty School in 1972.

On March 17, 1956, she married John F. Johnson, per Justice of the Peace. Their marriage was then blessed by the Reverend Benoit Dostie at Sacred Heart Church in Watertown.

Mr Johnson died on May 21, 1988.

Ms Johnson retired, aged 77, from Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a ‘custodian’/patient assistant for several years. Previously, she worked at the Holiday Inn’s Carriage House, Canale’s, Smokey’s, American Legion and Walmart. She bowled at the Watertown Bowl for several years. She was a communicant from St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown.

Surviving are two sons, Alan and Shawn (April), of Watertown, three daughters, Katherine (Chet) Sulek, Georgia, Jacqueline and Dawn, both of Watertown, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, her caregiver, Brenda Lyttle and her beloved dog Baxter. She is predeceased by her parents, Elwin and Rosalie, her stepmother Liz (Angley) King and three sisters, Katie, Lucretia and Lillian.

There will be no roll call times or funerals. Arrangements are with DL Calarco Funeral Home Inc.

Contributions can be made to Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Watertown, NY

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