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Nov. 30, 1958 - Jan. 15, 2013
Ada Elizabeth T. Johnston, "Beth", 54, of Englewood, Florida, formerly of Quinton, Virginia; went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Beth devoted her life to helping others through volunteer work. She was proud to say that she will be survived by nearly 2600 Lemon Bay High School graduates. She was a volunteer for many years in Project Graduation. Additionally Beth volunteered in the program Take Stock in Children as a mentor and in the basketball 6th Man Club. She was also active with the Englewood Young Woman's Club.
Beth will be remembered for her endless courage, amazing cooking, craftiness, a giving heart, and love for all family and friends. "There is nothing greater than the heart of a volunteer". No truer words can describe Beth.
She touched the lives of many and is survived by her devoted husband: Edwin B. Johnston, Jr. and her loving family; parents: Betty and Wilford Throckmorton; two sisters: Lydia Gay (Bruce) Frye and Fran (Mark) Nevel; one brother: Linny (Donna) Throckmorton; nieces: Devin (Aaron) Smorto, Amanda Nevel, Whitney Nevel, Clara Frye, Sarah Johnston; nephews: Charles Frye, Daniel Throckmorton; Jason (Kylie) Johnston, Jared Johnston; great nephews: Giovanni Otero and Griffin Johnston. Beth is also survived by her mother-in-law: Anne K. Johnston; sister-in-law: Barbara Anne Johnston and brother-in-law: David H. (Jennifer) Johnston.
Beth will be buried next to her grandparents at Washington Memorial Park in Sandston, Virginia. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 and burial will be on Tuesday, through the Monaghan Funeral Home in Mechanicsville, VA.
A memorial will be held at the Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Florida in February. Please consult www.team-beth.com for complete arrangement details.
Memorial contributions may be made at Beth's request to LBHS - Project Graduation, P.O. Box 191, Englewood, FL 34295-0191.
Englewood Community Funeral Home has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2013