William Paul "Bill" Johnston
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William 'Bill' Paul Johnston William 'Bill' Paul Johnston peacefully passed away on May 11, 2010. He was born in Dallas Texas on December 15, 1924. Bill served his country as a Naval Aviator in WWII from 1943 until 1946. After he served in the Navy, he attended The University of Texas on the GI Bill, graduating in 1949. Bill enjoyed extensive travels throughout Mexico and Central America during the 1940s and early 1950s. He was a life-long educator in Texas and made his home in Corpus Christi and Austin. After receiving a Doctorate in Education from University of Texas, he moved his family to Bethioua, Algeria where he was the Director of an international school funded by Pullman-Kellogg Oil Co. While in Algeria, he traveled with his family throughout Europe, then retired in Austin, Texas. He was a true gentleman whose wealth was in spirit, curiosity and insight. Bill is survived by his wife, Caroline; four children, Joseph, Mary, Margaret and Paul; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Alfred Johnston of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Annie, in August 2009. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16th with Recitation of the Rosary at 5:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Lamar location. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17th at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest in South Austin. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to funeral services. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to a charitable/humanitarian foundation of your choosing in William P. Johnston's name. Please visit www.wcfish.com to share your memories and condolences with the family.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 15, 2010.
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May 19, 2010
Psalm 11:1-3 Unshaken Confidence In God In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, "Flee to the mountain like a bird ! For, see, the wicked bend the bow, they place the arrow on the string to shoot in the dark at the upright of heart. When can the just man do? My personal condolescences to the Johnston family. May Our Lord keep you safe. Amen.
Fellow parish friend
May 16, 2010
Dr. J, as we called him in Algeria, was one of those rare individuals who was never shy about introducing himself to strangers wherever he was as he ceaselessly explored new worlds. He was loved by all and we were privileged to have him as our school principal and friend.
Bill Allen
May 15, 2010
Bill was truly a gentleman and a very fine one. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our love to the family and know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Art & Lou Kaler
May 15, 2010
Bill was my Godfather. Although I haven't seen him in a long time, I have only the fondest memories of Bill and Caroline. I truly appreciate the influence they had and the support they provided to my family over the years. I'm looking forward to the day I can see Bill again in the arms of Christ in heaven. God bless you Caroline.
Jeff Duncan
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