Marietta D. Johnson

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Etta Johnson passed away at her home in Vienna, Virginia on January 25, 2023, surrounded by her family. Marietta Deutsch was born in 1932 in Vienna, Autria to Alexander and Elsa Deutsch.

Etta and her sister Trixi escaped to England on the Kindertransport,, surviving the Holocaust -- their grandmother perished at Auschwitz. Elsa and her daughters settled in Bat Cave, NC. Etta went to Duke Unversity where she met Jim Lee. They married and had four children. Etta received her Master's degree in ESOL at GW University and taught in Arlington Public Schools for 25 years. She was a teacher, curriculum developer, mentor, author, artist and matriarch.

Etta married Hal Johnson in 1977, she dearly loved Hal and his four children.

Survived by her four children, Gina Parr (Rex), Marney Jacobs (Philip), Don Lee (Barbara) and Elizabeth Borst (Charlie); four stepchildren, Beth Johnson, Patti Patton, Michael Johnson (MaryAnn), and Mary Kay Bills (Gary); her grandchildren; Adam Parr (Dahna), Katherine Khalatbari (Bruce), Laura, Alex and Samantha Jacobs, Christina Mehling (Sebastian), John and James (Stephanie) Lee, and Lisa and Emily Borst, Amanda Fisher, Jeff Johnson, Ryan and Jamie Claar and Andrew Patton (Haley); 11 great grandchildren, Caring nieces and nephews, many dear friends and the beloved Amin family. Predeceased by her Parents, Alexander Deutsch, Elsa Deutsch, dear sister Elizabeth Siddiqui, aunt, Lisa Elfer, beloved husband Hal Johnson and first husband Jim Lee.

Burial is private. A Celebration of her life will be held at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Va., at 11:00 AM.Saturday, February 11, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Preschoolers Plus Parents, Inc. ( or a worthy cause of your choice.

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  1. We will miss our dear neighbor Etta . We moved to Adelman Circle in Vienna, 36 years ago and she already lived here and was most welcoming. She took the lead in making sure that all of the neighbors knew each other and we created together circle get togethers once or twice a year with a cook out and everyone sharing food, games and conversations. She saw all of our 4 kids grow and was especially attentive to our son David Egan. They shared websites and both being authors. Etta understood what a community means and how to foster friendship. Thank you Etta. Your fables inspired us during the Holidays.

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