Phyllis R. (Rodgers) Johnson, 90, formerly of Needham, MA, Sudbury, MA, and Daytona Beach, FL, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Concord Healthcare Center. She was the beloved wife for forty-eight years of the late Robert L. Johnson who died in 1997. Born in Needham on May 24, 1923 she was the daughter of the late George W. and Constance (Fraser) Rodgers. She attended Needham public schools and was a 1940 graduate of Needham High School. Early in her career, Mrs. Johnson worked at the investment firm, Eaton & Howard. Prior to retirement she worked as a writer at the Needham Times and as a secretary at the Needham Youth Commission. A longtime resident of Needham, she enjoyed nature, writing poetry, gardening, baking and sewing. Survivors include her son, Chuck Johnson of Devens, her daughter, Ingrid J. Hotchkiss and her husband John of Sudbury, 6 grandchildren, Kate, Joshua, Molly, Jake, Graham and James, and 3 great grandchildren, Cameron, Rachael and Mari. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Sudbury Valley Trustees, 18 Wolbach Rd., Sudbury MA 01776. Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance in Mrs. Johnson's guest book visit www.deefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2013