Denise M. Johnson
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Denise M. Johnson, a resident of Carol Woods Retirement Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, died on November 26, 2012. Denise was born in England in 1918. During World War II, she worked at the House of Commons in London and for a year worked in South Africa before coming to the United States in 1948. Denise lived and worked in Houston as an editor in geological research for Exxon’s Geologic Organization. In 1965, she moved to New England where she worked for the Newton Massachusetts School Systems while gaining her Masters in Science Education at Wheelock College in Boston. For several years she worked as Editor of Software Manuals for Digital Equipment Corporation. For 15 years she served as Chair of the Trustees of the Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford, New Hampshire. In 1992, she was named Library Trustee of the Year by the New Hampshire Library Trustees’ Association. Denise served as a volunteer and docent at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire and Executive Chair of the Guild of Volunteers. She was interested in community affairs and local international affairs. She learned French as a child and German while staying in Germany immediately before World War II. She moved to North Carolina in 2000. She survived by her Goddaughter Patricia Rhoades of Holliston, Massachusetts.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 o’clock a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at The Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.