William Edward Johnston

3 entries
  • "My thoughts are with you Linda and your whole family. I..."
    - Barb Richards
  • "Glad we were able to be so close with him as a family at..."
    - Leslie Woodside
  • " May God bless all of you at this time on your loss of..."
    - Rick & Sandi moskwa
The Guest Book is expired.
Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

January 22, 1930 ~ January 28, 2011

William Edward Johnston died on January 28, 2011 at the age of 81. He was born in Seattle, WA and lived the majority of his life in the Pacific NW. He'd lived with his family in Camas since 1973.
He retired in 1992 after 35+ years as a Master Diesel Mechanic with Kiewit Construction and a member of IUOE Local 701. Most of his career was spent in the Northwest District. He also served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Dad's quiet demeanor was not a deterrent to his "getting the job done". He had many skills and loved a challenge. He could fix, build or repair anything. If it had an engine; diesel, gas or electric, he would figure it out. He loved working around his house and property and was always busy with a project. Hardworking, loyal and honest, he took these qualities to the highest level.
He was at home, on his own terms, after a brave fight with an aggressive cancer. He was comfortable and surrounded by family.
We loved him and the loss is indescribable.
Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; his parents, Roy E. and Clara V; and brothers, David, Arthur, Robert and James.
William is survived by a sister, Elizabeth, daughters, Leslie (Frank), Linda (Ed), Rhonda, Valerie (Mike) and son, Alan; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
No service is planned. Remembrances may be made in his name to the Salvation Army or Hospice Southwest. Please feel free to sign the guestbook at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Please view/sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits


Published in The Columbian on Feb. 6, 2011
bullet Korean War
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.