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BERKSHIRE/BERLIN, Vt. — Cheryl A. (Toby) Johnson died peacefully Aug. 5, 2016 at Berlin Health and Rehab after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Cheryl A. Toby was born at Heaton Woods Hospital in Montpelier. Raised in Adamant with her brother’s Lester G. Toby and Norman E. Toby. Cheryl attended graded school in East Montpelier. Predeceased by her parents, Lois and Elbridge Toby, as well as her son Timothy Smith. Her marriage to Hugh Johnson brought her much joy. She enjoyed their pets, especially their ‘boy,’ a small dog named Moose, and living in the country. She gardened during the summer with the help of her husband who built her raised beds. She talked about her roses and lilac bushes most of all the flowers, enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching wildlife and listening to country music.

Survived by her husband Hugh Johnson, three daughters, Ann Hunt, Jenifer Smith, Stacy Massey and her beloved dog, Moose. Her brother Norman E. Toby and his wife, Carolyn; Lester G. Toby and his wife, Patricia; six grandchildren, Kathryn Hunt, Samantha Hunt, Lonnie Hunt, Chase Sleeper, Keith Massey, Jackson Mobley, many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Fall. Graveside services will follow at a later date.

For those who wish, contributions in Cheryl’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Cheryl’s family on-line through