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Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates Johnson

Profile Updated: July 3, 2020
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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Apr 03, 2021 at 10:47 PM

Posted on: Apr 03, 2021 at 12:12 AM

Happy belated birthday, Jeannie !

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Feb 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Hope your birthday is filled with laughter and love, Chris.

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Jan 11, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 at 6:40 PM

A belated birthday wish for 2021 ! Hope that you are well and finding ways to make the most of this pandemic!

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Jan 03, 2021 at 12:38 PM

Have a wonderful 2021 birthday !

Jan 03, 2021 at 4:19 PM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2021 at 12:38 PM

I hope your birthday will be filled with love and laughter.

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Jan 04, 2021 at 8:37 AM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Hope your birthday is/was fabulous.

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Jan 03, 2021 at 3:03 PM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2021 at 12:35 PM

A belated Happy Birthday, Fran.

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Dec 28, 2020 at 9:33 PM

Hope that your birthday celebration is wonderful !

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Oct 12, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Hope your birthday is wonderful, Judy.

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Sep 20, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 10, 2020 at 12:23 PM

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 at 8:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Vaughn. You’ve aged well !

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Aug 31, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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Jul 12, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Nancy — I Hope that your birthday has been enjoyed in health and surrounded by love. Bitsey

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Jul 05, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Have a wonderful birthday celebration !

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Jul 10, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Posted on: Jul 03, 2020 at 7:53 PM

My joy to share is that my husband Joel and I are currently at our summer lake cabin with our older daughter and son, their spouses and kids (12 of them in total). The only immediate family member missing is our younger son, Pete, who lives in New Orleans and couldn’t get away. Everyone who is with us has had a COVID test and came out negative. Yay. Such joy in family. Happy July 4th, Everybody.

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Jul 03, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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Jun 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Bob — Wherever you are today, I hope your birthday is filled with laughter and people whom you love.

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Jun 18, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Dick — I Hope your birthday is filled with health, laughter, love, and the people who make your life wonderful.

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Jun 13, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Susie — I Hope your birthday is filled with love and laughter.