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Obituary for James Merle Johnston

James Merle  Johnston
All who knew him, loved him…

It is with great sadness that the family of James Merle Johnston announces his passing on January 14, 2018 at the age of 89. Jim left the physical world peacefully surrounded by his family.

Jim was born on August 6, 1928 in Grand Lake, Colorado and was the youngest of seven children. His family moved from Grand Lake to Sydney, Montana in 1942 where he attended high school. Jim spent his high school years attending school and taking care of his ailing mother. Despite this, he became a star athlete and set several high school records for track. After graduation, he joined the navy and was stationed in San Diego, California. After four years of service, Jim returned to Sidney, Montana where he met the love of his life, Margaret Arlene Boe. They were married in 1953 and raised four children together; Lori, Kim, Craig, and Jami.

His wife of 65 years, four children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren will lovingly remember him.

Jim touched the lives of everyone he met. Through his amazing sense of humor and laughter, Jim never met a stranger. Everyone who knew him loved him.

The family wishes to thank Destiny Home Health Hospice for their dedication to Jim and his family. A service in memory of Jim will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Promise Lutheran Church in Murrieta. Please feel free to come and join his family in remembrance of his life.
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