|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1918|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2005|
William "Bill" Johnston died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. He was 86. He was born to Myrtle Vera Hanson and John Albert Johnston on Oct. 22, 1918, in Vader, Wash. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Portland, with a private internment following.
He was a World War II survivor serving in both India and China. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He graduated from Oregon State University. He married Verlie L. Gilmore on Sept. 5, 1958, and worked as the general manager of La Grand Industrial Supply in Portland for many years before retiring in 1983.
Mr. Johnston enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and his passion for golf, where he was a three time Oregon Senior's champion. He was a very active member of the St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Beaverton, and was a long-time member of the Willamette Valley Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Verlie; son, Jeff of Bend; daughter, Janet Estes of Shelton, Wash.; Verlie's children, Bob and Beth Gilmore of LaGrand; two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
[Published in The Oregonian on September 15, 2005]
Verlie Lenore Warner Johnston (1920 - 2010)
River View Cemetery
Plot: Sec 136, Lot 428, Grave 1
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Record added: Sep 24, 2012
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