Marilyn Morris Johnson, a dedicated member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton and a former resident of Woodbine Drive in Springs, died on Feb. 11 at the Westhampton Care Center, after an illness. She was 78.
Ms. Johnson retired in 1996 from a position as New York Methodist Hospital’s chief therapeutic dietician. She had received a bachelor of science degree in food, nutrition, and dietetics from Brooklyn College. From 1970 to 1973, she attended a master’s program in nutrition education at New York University. She was a member of the Beta Beta chapter of Kappa Delta.
Born on Sept. 29, 1934, in Goose Cove, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Frederick Morris and the former Helen Hiscock.
In September 1957 she married Thomas Johnson, who died in 1969.
For 15 years, Ms. Johnson was a member of the St. Luke’s Altar Guild as well as the church’s Ladies’ Guild, for which she served as secretary until the time of her death.
She served as an election supervisor for the Suffolk County Board of Elections. A gardener of both indoor and outdoor plants, she also enjoyed traveling, and took a number of trips in the United States, Canada, and throughout Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and England.
Ms. Johnson was cremated. A service was held yesterday at St. Luke’s, the Rev. Denis Brunelle presiding, and her ashes were interred in the church’s memorial garden. A reception was hosted by the Altar Guild.
Memorial donations have been suggested to St. Luke’s Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton 11937.