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Bernie Edwin Johnston
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1928
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2012
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Bernie Edwin Johnston was born on March 5, 1928 in Portales, the only child of Ruth and George E Johnston and passed away on March 21, 2012 in Albuquerque. Since Bernie was an only child, he was very close to three cousins, who were more like brothers and sisters. Bernie was a 1946 graduate of Portales High School. On January 4, 1950, he was married to Maxine Morrison. They made their home in Upland, CA until 1980 where he was a general contractor building motels, strip malls, and other commercial buildings. When he retired, they moved to Roseburg, OR where they cared for his parents until their deaths. In 1983, they started spending their winters in Quartzite, AZ. They moved back to Portales in 1997. It was while they were in Quartzite that Maxine became ill, and they returned to Portales where he could better care for her. Mrs. Johnston passed away on May 16, 2003. On May 21, 2005, he was married to Imogene Monroe at the Floyd Methodist Church. Since 2006 they had made their home in Alamogordo. Bernie loved to hunt, especially for elk and deer, and he even bagged a bear this past year. Every Wednesday, he played golf with several friends. Bernie was a very outgoing and friendly man, and most everyday would find him gathered with others exchanging stories. Bernie was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and was currently a member of Grace Methodist Church in Alamogordo.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Imogene of their home in Alamogordo; three step-sons, Glynn Monroe of Tularosa, NM, Garry Monroe and his wife, Jackie of McCamey, TX and Dennis Monroe of Alamogordo, NM; a step-daughter, Inez Rodgers of Las Cruces, NM; two granddaughters, Amanda and Robin and five step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and two of his cousins, Dottie Riley of Tucson, AZ and Mary Bell Wakefield of Bakersfield, CA. Besides his first wife, Maxine, he was preceded in death by his parents, his only son, Gary Johnston who passed away on April 27, 2011 and by his cousin, Bill Griffin who passed away earlier this year.
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  Maxine F. Morrison Johnston (1929 - 2003)
Mount Zion Cemetery
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: Keith McCrary
Originally Created by: P Barela
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87224068
Bernie Edwin Johnston
Added by: Keith McCrary
Bernie Edwin Johnston
Added by: Keith McCrary
Bernie Edwin Johnston
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