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Helen G. Johnson

Died: Friday, December 16, 2011
Helen Geraldine (Gerry) Barry Johnson, 80, Newburgh, formerly of Jeffersonville, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at home from complications of Lupus and kidney failure.

Born May 4, 1931, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Russell Woodford Barry Sr. and Edna Huffman Barry.

She was a 1949 graduate of Leavenworth High School, worked during the summers at Tower Orchards, was a 4-H member, was a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography, was employed as a cartographer at Defense Mapping Agency and the Bureau of the Census, where she was involved in mapping photos from U-2 planes during the Cold War, updating maps of tribal lands and assuring census workers had accurate maps of neighborhoods, was a Democrat and was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Barry Jr. and Kenneth Barry.

Survivors include four daughters, Alison, Jana, Laura and Amy; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

The family suggests memorial gifts to kidneyfund.org or warrickhumanesociety.org.

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