She guided neighborhood groups through the process from start to finish, her brother, Matthew Harman, said. At many a night meeting, she consulted with them on what they wanted to grow. She ordered the flower and vegetable plants, and when the trucks arrived, she was there to fairly dispense them.
Born in Scranton, she spent her early childhood in Oaklyn, until her family moved to what is now Cherry Hill. She graduated from Moorestown Friends School in 1963 and received a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 1967 from Bates College.
As the wife of a Navy pilot, she spent the next few years traveling the country, from bases in Florida to California. When he was killed in Vietnam, she returned to her parents' home in New Jersey to gather herself. She then moved to Haddonfield, where she lived for more than 25 years and remarried.
For most of her life, Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Moorestown Monthly Meeting of Friends and for 21 years was head of the committee responsible for operating Moorestown Friends School.
"She worried about the school's finances, teacher salaries, enrollment, and everything else," her brother said.
Eight years ago, Mrs. Johnson moved with her husband, Floyd, to North Carolina. Although officially retired, she remained an inveterate gardener and worked with a landscaping company and a wholesale nursery.
"In other words," her brother said, "she was doing more of what she loved."
In addition to her brother and her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by her parents, Theresa and Arthur Harman, and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Moorestown Friends Meeting, 110 E. Main St.