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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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Jan 09, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Posted on: Jan 09, 2019 at 12:32 PM

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!

Sep 23, 2018 at 9:18 PM
Aug 26, 2018 at 10:15 PM
Aug 05, 2018 at 1:32 AM

We hope your birthday was fabulous and filled with love, life, Health, fun and gratitude.

Jul 30, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Posted on: Jul 30, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Ruth — have a wonderful birthday!

Aug 01, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Posted on: Jul 30, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Hi Tom! Hope your birthday is fabulous fun. I looked at your Santa website and love that the phone number you list is for your “workshop.” You sound like you’re enjoying your life. Good for you.

Jul 30, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Hi Cathy! Hope your birthday is filled with joy, love and health !

Jul 30, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Ann! Happy Birthday a bit early. I’m writing now because our entire boatload of grown kids, spouses and grandkids will descend on our lake house on August 2nd and I’ll probably not have any personal time for ten days. Hope your birthday is celebrated in joy, love and health.

Jul 30, 2018 at 7:17 AM

Posted on: Jul 29, 2018 at 11:55 PM

Hi Fred! Hope that your birthday cebration was joy-filled and that you have many more healthy years to come.

Jul 30, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Posted on: Jul 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Would you like to have a 1987 hard-top convertible Mercedes coupe for a bargain price? My son bought it a year ago and can’t afford it. ??

Jul 17, 2018 at 10:52 PM
Jul 17, 2018 at 10:49 PM
Jul 06, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Hope your birthday was fabulous!

Jul 07, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Posted on: Jul 03, 2018 at 11:39 PM

David! Great to hear your story. So sad that you lost your wife at age 35 but I bet you’ve been an AWESOME single dad! Bravo for you. And congratulations on your grown children’s accomplishments plus grand children. Hopefully life is good now.

Jun 27, 2018 at 9:50 PM
Jun 27, 2018 at 2:56 PM

The happiest of birthdays for your, Lee. Are you turning 42?