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Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates Johnson

Profile Updated: July 30, 2018
Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates
Residing In
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Joel W. Johnson
Psychologist, Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ, Congregational
Kate Johnson Potter (1971), Geoffrey Bates Johnson (1974), Peter Joel Johnson (1986)
Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates


Yes! Attending Reunion

Daughter-in-Law: Melanie M. Johnson
Son-in-Law: James M. Potter

Eight Grandchildren:

Grace (16), Jack (14) and Charlie (10) Potter
Pierce (17), Fiona (15), Felix (13), Rowan (10), and Sloane (2) Johnson

School Story

Graduated from Wellesley College (B.A. Sociology/Anthropology, Concentration in Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency, 1967)

M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (1984)

PhD in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)

Worked as a Social Worker, Psychologist and UCC Minister

Favorite School Story: When we were in the 10th grade (Fall 1960), the Pirates we’re playing the Yankees in an afternoon game — the final one in the World Series. A lot of our classmates had brought little transistor radios to school and were trying to listen to the game during class. My English teacher (can’t renember her name, strict, Irish) got furious, demanded that all transistor radios be turned over to her, and that the entire class come back to her room for an hour of detention at the end of the day. We were bummed because the game was still going on at 3:30 pm. Then suddenly the loud speakers came on all over the school. The Principal was broadcasting the game and there was nothing our angry English teacher could do about it. A great cheer went up from our detention room. A “mighty cheer” as we celebrated that awesome win for the Pirates. (P.S. My husband was born/raised in NYC and is a dyed-in-tge-Wool Yankees fan. 😟)

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May 18, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Posted on: May 18, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Hope that your birthday is filled with love and laughter.

Apr 18, 2019 at 8:54 PM

Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Jane! Hope your birthday is/was (did I miss it?) wonderful. I see that you live in Minnetonka. I lived in Austin, MN, from 1991 to 2006. My husband was CEO of Hormel Foods (headquartered there). Our third child — Pete — went through all of his schooling there. Not a great education but he got into a good college and it’s beennall good from there.

Apr 18, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Is it really time for another birthday? Oh, well, celebrate it in health while counting the blessings in your life.

Apr 08, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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Apr 03, 2019 at 4:40 PM

Happy birthday, Cathy !

Apr 04, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Posted on: Apr 03, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Hi Joann! Hope that your birthday is filled with loving friends and family. Be well !

Mar 27, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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Mar 05, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Hi Jan! I pray that your birthday is filled with loved ones and happy memories and blessings.

Feb 24, 2019 at 12:27 AM
Feb 24, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Happy birthday Jean! Hope it was filled with laughter and love.

Feb 21, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Happy birthday, Chris! Hope it’s filled with the people and activities you love.

Feb 06, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Feb 05, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Posted on: Feb 05, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Happy belated birthday, Sandy !

Dec 31, 2018 at 9:07 PM

Hope your birthday has been filled with love and friendship and family and laughter. I guess your parents got a big tax deduction with you born on the last day of the year. (Our daughter Kate was born ON Christmas Day !). Happy anew Year to you and family and many thanks for all that you’ve done for our Lebo ‘63 class.

Nov 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Bertie !!! I hope that your birthday was filled with love and favorite friends and family members! I remember so appreciatively that you came to my fathers memorial service in Mt. Lebanon some years ago. You were so thoughtful to do that. I hope that you are well and enjoying retirement ?

Oct 23, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Posted on: Oct 22, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Hope that your birthday has been wonderful, Cheryl.

Oct 03, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Posted on: Oct 03, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Hi Mark ! Hope your birthday has been as wonderful and caring as you are!