THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Christine B. Johnson
Issue Date: November 11, 2020
Christine Beth Johnson, Ed.D., passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 from complications of MS in Beavercreek, Oh., with her son Robin at her side.
Born in Menominee, Mi., Jan. 4, 1951, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1969 and earned a BA in 1972 and a MA in 1975 from Northern Michigan University. She then earned a Doctorate in Educational Technology at Indiana University (Bloomington) with an emphasis in Curriculum Design.
She was on the faculty of Wright State College in Dayton, Oh. and at UW-Waukesha and Curriculum Developer at the Greater Dayton Public Television. She also served as the Arts Education Consultant for Marquette-Alger Counties in northern Michigan for which she was acknowledged by the State of Michigan in 2004, as the Outstanding Educator for the Arts.
In the communities she lived in, she provided educational support, storytelling and performance arts through her Alive Learning Connection. She lived her life to the fullest and will be missed by family and those who know her.
Survivors include a son, Robin (Samantha) Martin and a granddaughter, all of Havertown, N.J.; twin sisters, Joan Smiley, Roseville, Mn. and Judith (John) Kropf, Orrville, Oh.; a sister, Kay Gregor, Racine; an aunt, Jahne Hupy, Stonington, Mi. and cousins; nieces; nephews; grand-nieces and nephews and many friends in Marquette and Menominee, Mi.,Yellow Springs and Springfield, Oh., Racine, Madison and Bloomington, Ind.
Including her parents, Carl E. and Marguerite (Hupy) Johnson, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Travis Martin.
Due to COVID-19, a Memorial Service has been postponed and will be held in the Michigan Upper Peninsula at a later date in the Summer of 2021.