In Memory

Mary Bartlett Wig (Johnson) - Class Of 1930

Los Angeles Times (CA) - March 10, 2003

Mary Wig Johnson, 89; Longtime Trustee of Scripps College

Mary Wig Johnson, 89, a longtime trustee of Scripps College, died Tuesday in Laguna Beach of complications from lung cancer.


Johnson was born in Washington, D.C., and moved with her family at a young age to Southern California. She graduated from South Pasadena High School before going on to Scripps. She served as president of her class and played the violin and flute in various musical groups while a student.


She was president of the Scripps College Alumnae Assn. from 1940-42 and served as alumnae trustee on the school's board from 1958 to 1963. She was then asked to serve as a regular trustee on the board, which she did until 1990, when she became a trustee emeritus.


She served on the executive committee for 23 years and on the Educational Policy Committee for nine. She was also on two presidential search committees for the school.


After the death of her husband in 1994, she moved to Palm Springs, where she made her home for much of the remainder of her life.