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Judith E. Johnson-Siebold

November 16, 1947
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Judith Eloise Johnson-Siebold (1947-2024)

The Rev. Dr. Judith Johnson-Siebold, age 76, of Portland, CT died at home on Saturday March 23, 2024, while under hospice care. Judith was born November 16, 1947 in Worcester, MA to the late Vera Eloise Mudge and the late G.Louis Johnson. She married the Rev. E. Allen Siebold on August 17, 1968, at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. They were married for 56 years. She was the proud mother of Jennifer Ann (Chris), Rebeccah Leigh, Amanda Jo (Mark) and Dashanna Lou, as well as her grandchildren Caitlyn Eloise, David Edmond, Elizabeth Johannah, Alannah Leigh, and Miriam Aliyah. She is also survived by her sister Jacqueline (Ralph) and a brother Richard. She received a B/A from Syracuse University, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Garrett Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. in Education from Syracuse University. On June 4, 1972, she was ordained as Elder in the Wyoming Annual Conference (now the Upper New York Annual Conference) of the United Methodist Church. During her 50 years of pastoral ministry, she served several congregations as well as being a member of or chairing different committees and boards. She was also a past member of the United Methodist Association of Scholars in Christian Education. She was the author of several Children’s books as well as a book on her experiences of being a woman pastor in the United Methodist Church called A Different Kind of Joy. She retired from active ministry in 2019 and served part-time in the New England Annual Conference until 2024. She also loved to bake, sew, write and enjoy the wonders of nature in her spare time. Services will be at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hartford Health Care at Home: Hospice Care would be appreciated. 

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