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Obituary: Nancy Ebersole Johnson

Jun. 04, 2021
Category: Obituary

Nancy Ebersole Johnson, age 95, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2021, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her husband, Robert Lewis Johnson, preceded her in death in 2009. Nancy received a PhD from the Department of Nutritional Science at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1969 and subsequently served on the faculty in the department for more than 20 years, including a joint appointment with University of Wisconsin–Extension. In 1986 she was asked to become the chairperson of the Department of Food and Nutrition at the University of Hawaii, where she served until retirement in 1996. In 2000, she was awarded emeritus status at the UW. Nancy relished the academic environment and years spent with students and faculty. She traveled extensively throughout the world and enjoyed meeting colleagues with a focus on international nutritional problems. A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the University of Wisconsin Foundation (Nutritional Sciences Department Fund).

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