Mauriece Vance Johnston

Photo of Mauriece Vance Johnston
Photo found in the 1938 Roundup.

Mauriece Vance Johnston moved with her family to Waco, Texas, from Bryan, Texas, not long after she was born in 1918. She graduated from Waco High School and double majored in Bible and Home Economics at Baylor University. She continued her studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary before marrying Earl W. Johnston in 1938. The Johnstons actively participated in the Southern Baptist Convention and Mauriece served with the Women's Missionary Union. She worked with the San Antonio Baptist Association and during her time in the WMU, she served as the president or vice president at all four levels of the organization. She worked on the Board of Directors of the Baptist Standard from 1977 to 1986. Johnston also chaired the finance committee and served on the administrative committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She received honorary recognition by Baylor University and passed away in 2014.

More information about Mauriece Vance Johnston can be found in her oral memoirs at the Institute for Oral History and in the Mauriece Vance Johnston papers at The Texas Collection. This Texas Collection finding aid is currently incomplete. Please e-mail The Texas Collection at for more information.

Mauriece Vance Johnston interview, Institute for Oral History