Apr 152011

Kathleen Goodman Johnston, 71, passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends to be with her eternal sweetheart on Friday, April 8, 2011. She died after a short, but vicious battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Funeral services were held on April 11 at the Snowflake Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment was at the Mike Ramsey Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.

She was born on July 8, 1939, in Tucson to Morten and Ione Goodman. She spent most of her growing up years in Mesa.

Kathleen married the love of her life, Earl Johnston, in 1963 and later moved to Snowflake, where she raised her children and lived the rest of her life.

She was a lifelong member of the LDS church and spent many years working as a ward librarian. She was a dedicated member who always faithfully fulfilled her duties, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include five of her six children, Joseph (Colene) Johnston of Glendale, Linda Griggs of Snowflake, Susan (Ken) McCain of Taylor, Jim (Sherry) Johnston of Snowflake and Robert (Kim) Johnston of Snowflake; her sister, Nell Durrant of Salt Lake City, Utah; and many grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Johnston; and by her son, Ray Johnston.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.