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William M. Johnston


1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
William M. Johnston Obituary
Johnston, William M. CHULA VISTA William M. Johnston passed away peacefully on September 10th, 2013 in Chula Vista at the age of 89. William was born on February 6, 1924 and grew up on a small farm near Paullina, Iowa. He served four years in the USMC. William married Urna Joyce and began raising their family in Paullina. In 1956, the family moved to Chula Vista, CA. He became a firefighter for the Chula Vista Fire Department, retiring as a Captain after 28 years of service. William enjoyed boating, working with his hands and tending to his fruit trees. He cherished time with his family. He was a member of the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church and a devoted Christian. He is survived by his six children, Tim, Regan, Paula Wright (Rick) Murray (Karen), Claudia Thiltgen (Ken), Alison McCormick (Michael); ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded by his wife and two daughter-in-laws. Services will be held Thursday, September 19, at 10 am at the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, 940 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church.
Published in U-T San Diego on Sept. 15, 2013
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