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Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates Johnson

Profile Updated: July 3, 2020
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)
Military Service
My husband Joel served in the Army Medical Service
Elizabeth (Bitsey, Beth) Bates


Yes! Attending Reunion

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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Aug 14, 2022 at 9:37 PM

Posted on: Aug 04, 2022 at 9:15 AM

Hi Susan ! I hope your birthday is/was a wonderful celebration with friends and family and love and laughter. I miss seeing you it we’ll remedy that soon. Hugs!

Aug 02, 2022 at 1:41 PM
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Posted on: Dec 27, 2021 at 4:50 PM

Hi Jean ! Good to see you here. You and I have the same birth date — September 20, 1945. Wonder if our mothers were in the same hospital when birthing us !

Oct 01, 2021 at 5:20 PM

Bob -- I hope that your birthday was fabulous and filled with love and laughter! Bitsey

Sep 21, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Happy Birthday, Chuck! May you celebrate many more in health and love. Bitsey

Sep 20, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Posted on: Jun 21, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Lee, a happy belated birthday wish to you. Your first birthday without Dick must feel sad but hopefully it also arouses wonderful memories. Hugs!

Apr 03, 2021 at 10:47 PM

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

Happy belated birthday, Jeannie !

Feb 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM

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

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!

Dec 27, 2021 at 12:42 PM

Posted on: 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.

Jan 04, 2021 at 8:37 AM

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

Hope your birthday is/was fabulous.

Jan 03, 2021 at 3:03 PM

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

A belated Happy Birthday, Fran.

Dec 28, 2020 at 9:33 PM

Hope that your birthday celebration is wonderful !

Oct 12, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Hope your birthday is wonderful, Judy.