Bernice Ruth Johnson

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Bernice Ruth Johnson
Dec. 31, 1916
Dec. 12, 1983
Full Name: Bernice Ruth Johnson
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:H  Number:3
Reason for Eligibility: State Board of Nurse Examiners 
Birth Date: December 31, 1916 
Died: December 12, 1983 
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JOHNSON, BERNICE RUTH (1916~1983) Bernice Johnson was born December 31, 1916 in Manor, Texas to Carl E. Johnson and Florence H. Ekdahl. She was a graduate of Austin High School and graduated from Seton School of Nursing and began a career in private nursing. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Education. Following graduation, she taught at Seton School of Nursing until 1947. She was a member of the Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and served as Secretary-Treasurer of that organization until 1970. She was the first woman disability examiner for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. She was past President of Seton Alumni Association; member of Zonta; appointed by President Johnson as the Texas member of the Defense Advisory Committee of Women in Service; member of Austin Woman's Club; Austin Retired Military Officers Association; and member of First United Methodist Church. Ms. Johnson died on December 12, 1983 in Austin.

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