Marie Anne Johantgen MD’87, 60, of Olympia, WA, died November 16, 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. After medical school, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado. She spent most of her career at Kaiser Permanente locations in Olympia and California, using her skill and compassion to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of countless women.
In 2009, Dr. Johantgen started a local chapter of Dining for Women, a “global giving circle” that works to eradicate poverty and support health, safety, and gender equality for women and girls by funding grassroots projects throughout the developing world. Her passion for service inspired trips to Haiti, Peru, Kenya, Rwanda, and India, where she assisted those needing medical care. She also volunteered at the local Olympia Free Clinic and Rotary Club.
Dr. Johantgen received the Olympia YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award for her many accomplishments in 2017. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a son; a stepson; her parents; five siblings; and a niece.