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Celebration and remembrance services to honor the life of Mrs. Johnstone will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Larry Looper's Red Barn, 101 Laurenwood Drive, Pickens SC.
Lucille Grace Aragon Johnstone, 88, of Pickens, passed away on Tuesday, June 3 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Oakland, California she was the widow of Denny Duke Johnstone and a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Malyhan Aragon.
As a young adult, she worked painting ships for the United States Navy during World War II. Throughout her life she loved working with children, and volunteered at schools for over 60 years. She also raised over 17 children in addition to her own, in her home before foster care came into existence.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Higgins of Oceanside, CA, and Chila Kraft of the home; two sons, Paul Johnstone of Grants Pass, OR, and Frank Johnstone of San Jose, CA; a sister, Cecelia Northcutt of Millbrae, CA; a brother, Daniel Aragon of San Francisco, CA; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, however the family requests all arrangements be something that can be taken to their home.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com Liberty Mortuary & Cremation Services is handling arrangements
30 South Palmetto Street Liberty, SC 29657
Published in The Greenville News on June 5, 2014