Rebekah Anne (Baeder) Johnston (1951 - 2017)

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April 5, 1951 to October 5, 2017 On October 5, 2017, 20 years after her initial diagnosis with breast cancer, Rebekah answered God's call to Heaven. She made it her mission during that time to show us all how to really walk in faith and trust in God's plan, despite fear or pain. Her faith was a beacon for others in finding their path to God. She graduated from Ballard High School (1969), and spent many years in the family business of retail shoes. She attended Skagit Valley College (1993-1995) and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society there. She continued on to Western Washington University, where she earned her BA in Psychology (1998), and then persevered onto Western Theological Seminary, earning her Master's degree in Counseling, class of 2002. Building on her tremendous compassion and empathy, Rebekah founded and spent many years as the Executive Director and Therapist at Doorway of Hope Counseling Ministries. She was a beloved member of Warm Beach Free Methodist Church. She loved to patronize local coffee shops, with a weakness for black bottom muffins. Always the life of the party, she was a fantastic conversationalist (especially if it involved her passion -- the Seahawks!), commemorating the visit with a group selfie. Rebekah was greeted in Heaven by her sister, Linda; and her parents, Donald and Phyllis Baeder. Her family remembering her are her former husband, Robert Johnston; son, Scott (Janet) Johnston; daughter, Diona (John) Adee; brother, Paul (Donna) Baeder; and granddaughters, AnnMarie Johnston, Sydney Adee, and Eastlyn Adee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rebekah adored her family and loved nothing more than spending time with her granddaughters. Truly, she loved people. She loved her community, and cherished all of her many friends. We are all blessed to have known her. Services will be held at Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine View Dr, Stanwood WA 98292 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence Hospice and Home Health Care Foundation of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave, Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Oct. 15, 2017
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