Memorial Service to Be Held for Jennifer Johnson of
The School of Arts and Sciences'
Sociology and the
Krieger Mind/Brain Institute are planning a memorial
service for associate research scientist and lecturer
Jennifer Johnson, who died on Aug. 3 of lung cancer.
Johnson, who earned her doctorate from Johns Hopkins in
1996, was the wife of the late Kenneth Johnson, director of
the Mind/Brain Institute, who died May 12 of colon
The service is scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday,
Nov. 21, in the Great Hall of Levering Hall, Homewood
Jennifer Johnson was born on July 28, 1949, in New
South Wales, Australia, and grew up in rural Wagunyah,
where her parents, Charles and Betty Knott, ran the town's
general store. After attending the University of Melbourne
with a government fellowship, she married Lindsay Morris
and had a son, Benjamin James, who survives her. She came
to the United States in 1980 when her second husband,
Kenneth Johnson, accepted a position at Johns Hopkins.
Her dissertation, "Getting By On the Minimum: The
Lives of Working Class Women," was published as a book by
Routledge Press in 2002.
In addition to her son, Johnson is survived by her
mother, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, three siblings
and several nephews.
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