Ferol Johnson (M.S.W. ’82)

Ferol Marie Johnson, 80, with most of her family in attendance, died peacefully at her home in The Woodlands on September 24, 2020. She was born in Dallas, Texas on May 24, 1940, the first child of Harry and Pauline Gibson. She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas and finished college at North Texas State in Denton. After her marriage to Olin Glynn Johnson in 1961 and after giving birth to a son and daughter she returned to school at the University of Houston to earn an M.S. in social work. She loved being a social worker, and during her many years in the field she applied her talents to the homeless, the brain damaged, the hospitalized, the abused, and those with special needs. She also served in the field of foster care and adoptions as the director of the Methodist Home Houston office. She was widely known as a loving and gentle caregiver loved by all. She and her professor husband traveled the world, visiting more than 50 countries, allowing her to gain an appreciation of other cultures and ways of life. She loved to play bridge, shop for (and buy) antiques, and tend to her many plants. She was a member of the Bluebonnet Garden club. She was a constant reader, mainly romance novels (Barbara Cartland) and mysteries (Janet Evanovich.) She is proceeded in death by both of her children. Her son, Olin Wesley Johnson, died at age 34 of complications following a traffic accident, and her daughter, Glynna Marie Johnson, who was brain damaged at birth, died at age 10. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Olin Glynn Johnson and her two brothers Lee and Randy Gibson. At Eve’s Grave ADAM: “Wheresoever she was, THERE was Eden.” -Mark Twain To send a flower arrangement to the family of Ferol M Johnson

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