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Bobby "Jobber" Johnston

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Bobby "Jobber" Johnston, age 65, of Loma Rica, passed away on April 11, 2014.

He was born on November 4, 1948, in Oakland, California to Wayne and Myrtle Johnston. He served in the United States Army. Bobby was a Journeyman Plumber for 35 years and was a member of the United Association of Plumbers Local 159 in Martinez. He lived in Martinez and Pleasant Hill for most of his life until retiring to Loma Rica in 2005.

Bobby was an avid fisherman and loved going on fishing trips to Mexico. He was also a fan of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants.

He enjoyed life to the fullest. For those of us who were lucky enough to know him and call him our friend, he enriched our lives by taking us along for the ride.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Johnston; daughters: Teresa Stephens and Catherine (Mike) Gissell; and his beloved granddaughter, Lainey Gissell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 sisters, and one brother.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 17, at 9:30a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, in Dixon, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby's name to Sutter North Hospice, 969 Plumas Street, Suite 207, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Sierra View Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 15, 2014
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