Myrtle M. Johnson, 90, elementary school teacher

September 15, 2005

Myrtle Martina Johnson, a retired elementary school teacher, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Friday at FutureCare Old Court. The West Baltimore resident was 90.

Born in Montgomery County, she moved to Mosher Street as a child. She was a 1932 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a diploma from what is now Bowie State University, where she taught at its demonstration school.

While studying at the National Child Research Center in Washington, Miss Johnson became interested in early childhood education. She returned to Baltimore and taught at nursery schools.

In 1949, she earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Morgan State University. She also had a master's degree from New York University.

She taught at the old William M. Alexander School at Laurens and Calhoun streets, and at Windsor Hills Elementary, where she retired in 1973.

Miss Johnson was a Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland volunteer and attended events at the Waxter Center.

Services are at 11 a.m. today at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey and Baker streets, where she was a lifelong member and former trustee and historian.

Miss Johnson is survived by many nieces and nephews, among them Harry B. Johnson, Martina V. McArthur and Wanda Johnson, all of Baltimore.

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