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Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates Johnson

Profile Updated: June 11, 2019
Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates
Residing In
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner
Joel W. Johnson
Occupation
Psychologist, Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ, Congregational
Children
Kate Johnson Potter (1971), Geoffrey Bates Johnson (1974), Peter Joel Johnson (1986)
Military Service
My husband Joel served in the Army Medical Service
Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
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Daughter-in-Law: Melanie M. Johnson
Son-in-Law: James M. Potter

Eight Grandchildren:

Grace (17), Jack (15) and Charlie (11) Potter
Pierce (18), Fiona (16), Felix (13), Rowan (11), and Sloane (3) 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 were 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-the-Wool Yankees fan. 😟)

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Jul 18, 2019 at 10:59 PM

So Bob — Now you are a cook and writer? What do you cook (looks like food at a VT country store)? And what do you write? I’m curious and maybe a bit jealous.

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Posted on: Jul 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Jim — did you and I “go steady” for a few weeks in middle school?

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Jul 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Happy birthday, Nancy! Hope that it is filled with laughter and people you love.

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Jun 27, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Nancy! The happiest of birthday wishes to you.

Jun 27, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Lee! The most happy birthday wishes to you. Hope that your celebration is filled with love and laughter and activities that are meaningful to you. Hugs and a big “Hi” to your hubby.

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Susie! I hope that your birthday celebration is filled with love and laughter and things you care about. Enjoy it in health.

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

Hope that your birthday is filled with love and laughter.

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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.

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Apr 03, 2019 at 4:40 PM

Happy birthday, Cathy !

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

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

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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.