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Julia Opp Johnson ’23

Julia Opp Johnson ’23, October 15,1993, in Milwaukie, Oregon. After graduating from Reed with a degree in general literature, she taught school in Bandon and Eugene, Oregon before obtaining a teaching position at Grant High School in Portland. In 1928, Julia married Clifford Johnson ’23, who was working at his father's music store in Portland. After her marriage, she continued to teach until 1944, when she decided to retire from teaching and become more involved in the community as a volunteer. She was an active volunteer with the Portland Area Girl Scout Council, both as a troop leader and as a volunteer trainer. She also was involved in political work as a precinct committeewoman. Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Opp Nutting ’22; and a niece, Rosy Foster ’52. Clifford died in 1986.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1994

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