Martha Brooker Johanson, of Dresden, passed on April 19, one day shy of her 86th birthday, April 20, 1920. Martha was born and raised in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Her husband, Robert C. Johanson, predeceased her in 1991 after 43 years of marriage. Martha is survived by daughter Tritia Hamilton; son Rob Johanson, wife Jan Goranson and grandsons Carl and Goran; and two of her four siblings, Elinor Brooker Johanson and John Richard Brooker of New York. Martha, a devoted Navy wife of 22 years, left Northern Virginia and followed Bob to Whitefield in 1968. Her 32 years in Whitefield were filled with community service. As an officer of the Whitefield Historical Society she was instrumental in the moving and refurbishing of the Whitefield Town House. Martha spent over 20 years as dispatcher for the North Whitefield Volunteer Fire Department and was a State delegate from the Lincoln County Republican Party. Martha was an accomplished musician, soloist and choir director, spending 15 years with the Augusta Symphony as singer and librarian. Martha’s independent spirit was there until the very end. Her love for music, reading, nature, and creative craft and building design are some of the passions she leaves to her family and friends. Short memorial service at 10 a.m., Thurs., April 27 at the Old Maine Veterans’ Cemetery Chapel on the Old Belgrade Road in Augusta just north of the Civic Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitefield Historical Society, P.O. Box 176, Whitefield, ME 04353. Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.