Kathleen Adele Johnson

March 17, 1957May 18, 2013

Kathleen Adele Johnson was born March 17, 1957 in Lafayette, Indiana and passed away on May 18, 2013.Kathleen is survived by her two loving children Megan D. Nash and Nickolas A. Nash of San Antonio, TX; her mother Norma D. Johnson of Dunwoody, GA; her sister Laurie J. Goodwin (Paul) of Tacoma, WA; and her brothers Jeffery L. Johnson (Linda) of Las Vegas, NV and Todd D. Johnson (Monica) of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by Allen A. Nash of San Antonio, TX and William Huggins of Atlanta, GA and many loving cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her father Loren R. Johnson. Ms. Johnson received her B.A. in education from West Georgia College and completed her Masters degree while employed in Germany. She was a highly respected teacher who was well loved by her faculty and students. Kathleen was passionate about teaching and began her career in Atlanta, GA. She then worked for the Department of Defense in Mannheim, Germany and Fort Knox, Kentucky for over 30 years. Kathleen requested a Celebration of Life service which will include a remembrance at H. M. Patterson and Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, the family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2-2:30 PM with the service at 2:30 PM followed by dinner at Maggiano’s, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The family would like to thank the staff of Halcyon Hospice for their loving care of Ms. Johnson.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Todd Kirby

June 14, 2013

Kathy will forever live in my mind as one of the classiest ladies I have ever met. I am truly proud to have called her a friend and colleague. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She will truly be missed.

May 24, 2013

I remember Kathy and all the good times we had being friends and teaching together in College Park, GA. It was there that we had that great idea to apply for jobs in DoDDS! There's no doubt that she touched the hearts and minds of many young people that entered her classroom! My prayers are for her family and her children.

May 24, 2013

I will always cherish Kathy's vibrant Good Morning RB when we were neighbors as 4th grade teachers in Mannheim. I responded with a Good Morning KN. Kathy planned a surprise retirement party that one will never forget! Thanksgiving at her home was a treat. I miss you Kathy. Ray Buell

Kay Lowe

May 24, 2013

The memories from the years of my friendship with Kathie will flow through my mind and heart forever. Her enthusiasm for experiencing life to the fullest inspired me and we laughed, shared problems, debated many topics and enjoyed the celebrations and beauty of Germany together. Goodbye my beautiful friend.

Donna Holt

May 24, 2013

I will miss Kathie. We team taught at Mannheim HS. She made my life richer for having known her.

Sandie Spain

May 24, 2013

Kathie has one of the brightest smiles I've ever seen, and having only met her once in person, I'll treasure our correspondence we had later on. She's one lady that lived life to the fullest and it was all much too short. She will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Barb Kirschner

May 23, 2013

Kathy and I were colleagues at Mannheim Elementary School. She and I went to a conference together, and we collapsed into giggles as we compared our experiences with "one size fits all" panty hose. For her, they did not reach her waistline, for me they reached my armpits. She was an exemplary teacher, an excellent colleague, and a good friend. She will be missed. I am so sorry for her loss.

Alissa Smith

May 23, 2013

Kathy, you asked me last year if I believed in, I not only believe in them, I know one more of them personally. I will miss you until we meet again.

May 23, 2013

I enjoyed working with Kathy at Fort Knox High School. She loved her students and was an inspiration to all. It is such a blessing to have had her touch my life. She was so brave and strong and deeply loved. She is truly missed. Carolyn Duff (Ft Knox high School, Ft. Knox, KY)

May 22, 2013

Melinda Grest