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Michelle (Matwiejow) Johns

June 27, 1961 — May 9, 2024

Michelle (Matwiejow) Johns

Age 62, of Beaver Dams, NY, passed away May 9, 2024.

The family will receive friends and family at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Tuesday (June 4th) from 5-7pm.  A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the funeral home at 7:00pm.  She will be interred with full military honors accorded at Bath National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 5th at 1:00pm 

Michelle honorably served in the US Marine Corps from 1978-1982, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. She was an Expert Marksman and was the very first female Weapons Specialist in the US Marine Corps.  Upon returning home, she worked at the Camp Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility, and later operated her own Day Care service in Beaver Dams.  She was an expert gardener and homesteader.  And she was an excellent cook and enjoyed feeding her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Ameigh) Matwiejow.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David (Nicole) Matwiejow of Painted Post, and Bradley (Ashley) Johns of Beaver Dams.   She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Anne (Dick) Cleveland of Montour Falls, Richard (Sharon) Matwiejow of Beaver Dams, Lisa Matwiejow of Watkins Glen, and Anthony Matwiejow (Amy), of Watkins Glen.  Also, three grandchildren, Haley, Brianna, and Tyler; and five great-grandchildren, Caelyn, Ceera, Charlotte, Daren, and Claire; and several nieces and nephews.

We celebrate the legacy of love, kindness, and strength that she leaves behind. May her memory continue to inspire us to lead lives filled with compassion and purpose. Michelle will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
 
Rest in peace. Your spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

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Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home

212 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home

212 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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Burial with Military Honors

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Bath National Cemetery

San Juan Ave, Bath, NY 14810

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