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Sep 19, 2019 12:59 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Nancy Ogles Johnson Dies September 15

Sep 24, 2019 3:19 PM

Nancy Ogles Johnson, PhD., died on September 15, 2019, in Princeton, New Jersey, with her family at her side. She was 74.

Dr. Johnson was born in McMinnville, Tennessee, on May 1, 1945, to Paul and Martha Ogles, she is perhaps best known for her contribution and passion as a teacher and constant learner in the West Windsor and Princeton Regional School Districts, inspiring 25 years of students, and earning her PhD from Rutgers University, while teaching full time. She was always positive and hard working and was recognized for her innovative excellence in the classroom by being featured in Parade magazine, on National Public Radio and she was awarded numerous teaching grants during her teaching career through the state of New Jersey. She also taught evening courses at Rider University.

Her retirement years were spent living in Vero Beach, Florida, among a wonderful community of friends and her summers in Southampton, where she cherished days on Little Peconic Bay with her family and good friends who shared a love for Southampton Shores.

Survivors said, she will be remembered as selfless, kind, and compassionate, adding that she was joyful and always positive. She cared deeply for her students and stayed in touch with many of them throughout the years. She loved reading, book clubs, writing journals for her grandchildren; always engaged in stimulating conversation and enthralled with world travel opportunities. She also loved music and could play guitar at any moment.

Dr. Johnson is survived by her husband, Russell; her daughter, Kyle and husband Carl Wille; and son, Keith and Julie Poling; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Tyler, Peyton, Hannah, Claire, Adam, and Garrett; a brother Paul and wife Aurelia; and a sister, Rebecca and husband Wayne.

Memorial donations may be made to thebookfoundation.org, to honor her love of reading, or to ovariancancer.org.

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