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Barbara Tatham Johnson obituary:

Monmouth-Barbara Tatham Johnson, 68, a resident of Monmouth Ridge,
Monmouth, died April 28th at home with family by her side after a six
week illness with Leukemia.  The family thanks Maine Medical Center for
their wonderful care.  She was born November 22, 1936 in Newton, Mass.,
the daughter of Richard and Florence (Malette) Tatham.  She attended
Lynn English High School, Lynn, Mass. She also attended the University
of Massachusetts and graduated from West Virginia University in 1971. On
February 23rd, 1957 in Lynn, Mass., she married Paul Johnson. Barbara
loved studying, teaching and writing about many topics, especially the
natural world through the seasons; she had articles in Country Journal,
The Local Voice, Maine Times and the Wolf Moon Press Journal in
Winthrop.  She was known for her excellent cooking and enjoyed the
company of her many friends. Barbara was hoping to hear the song of the
bobolink, a bird which usually returns to Monmouth from Paraguay, S.A.
about May 9th every year.   She was active in the Stanton Bird Club of
Lewiston and Monmouth, the Josselyn Botanical Society, the Downeast
Outing Club, and a member of the Nature Conservancy, a member of the
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and the Kennebec Land
Trust.  She also enjoyed visiting museums every where, the Railroad
Square Cinema, The Theater at Monmouth and listening to good music.  She
is survived by her husband Paul Johnson of Monmouth; three sons, Robert
Johnson and his wife Kate of Milford, Mass, Richard Johnson of Berlin,
Maryland and Alan Johnson and his wife Jennifer of Wilson, North
Carolina; 6 grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, Samuel, Katherine, Elizabeth and
Isabelle; a twin sister, Beverly Orr of Glen Burnie, Maryland; 2
brothers, Richard Tatham of San Diego, California and David Tatham and
his wife Cleota Reed of Syracuse, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

Johnson-Died April 28, 2005 in Monmouth, Barbara Tatham Johnson, 68, of
Monmouth.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date, contact
family for information.  Interment will be in Wellsley, Mass.  In lieu
of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbarašs memory to the
Stanton Bird Club, The Nature Conservancy or an Organization of your
choice.  Arrangements by BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street,
Monmouth, Maine 04259.  Letters of condolence may be sent to
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