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Verdenal Hoag Johnson '45

Verdenal Hoag Johnson '45, a colorful, vivacious English teacher, quilt maker, and—along with matchbox husband Edward Johnson ’46—pillar of the Swarthmore College Bulletin’s Class Notes, died Aug. 9, 2017.

Aside from her love of teaching, Verdi owned an art gallery, wrote a column for the Newark Star Ledger, and founded the Association for Encouragement of Correct Punctuation, Spelling and Usage in Public.

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