Ronald Ray "Ron" Johnstone, 65, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was born in Newkirk, Okla.,, where he lived until he joined the U.S. Navy
upon graduation. He proudly served for four years, with several tours to Vietnam. He was stationed in Lemoore, Calif., where he chose to stay at his discharge. Ron met and married Pat in Hanford, Calif., in 1973. They moved to Los Osos in 1975 and relocated to Atascadero in 1991. Ron was the owner and contractor of Ron Johnstone Painting for the past 30 plus years - he happily semi-retired last year. He and Pat had been volunteers for the International Association of Healing Rooms for the past nine years. They directed the North County Healing Rooms for the past seven years in Paso Robles and more recently, in Atascadero. He loved Jesus Christ and was a gifted story teller, writer and communicator of his savior's love. Ron is survived by his wife, Pat Johnstone; children Ron Johnstone Jr., Jessica Martinez (Robert), Michael Paul Johnstone and Josiah Johnstone; and soon to be daughter in-law, BreEle Baker. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Zyan Johnstone; brother, Robert Johnstone Jr. of Derby, Kan.; sister, Linda Johnstone of Hastings, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Walker Johnstone Sr. and Dorothie Mae Johnstone of Newkirk, Okla. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at the North County Healing Rooms, 6995 San Luis Ave. in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North County Healing Rooms.