Jane Ellen Johnson
Passed away on September 6, 2019
Jane Johnson, age 81, passed away on September 6, 2019 in her home in Ann Arbor, MI. Jane was born, raised, and educated in Ann Arbor and earned a teaching degree from the University of Michigan, where she met her husband James. She returned to U of M to earn her master’s degree. Jane and Jim moved to the Washington DC area, where she taught while he was in the service and where their daughter, Elizabeth, was born. After Jim died in an accident, Jane and Elizabeth moved back to Ann Arbor. There, she worked in the public schools as a high school English teacher and later an administrator. Jane loved learning and enjoyed auditing classes at U of M after her retirement. A remarkably resilient woman with a spirited approach to life, Jane took an active interest in her community and the broader world. She was an adventurous traveler, a book lover who participated avidly in her book group, and a talented writer and valued member of a fiction writers’ group for more than 30 years. She is survived by her beloved grandson, William, her cherished siblings Sally, Ruth and Charles, and her many dear nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James and her daughter, Elizabeth. A funeral will be held Thursday, September 12 at 2:00, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. A burial at Riverside Cemetery in Vassar MI is currently pending, service times will be posted when available. Contributions in Jane's memory may be sent to Planned Parenthood.
- A Memorial Service Thursday, September 12, 2019