Johnny Johnston 
Memorial Fund

Johnny Austin Johnston went to be with the Lord on April 21st 2013 after an illness.
He passed away surrounded by his family.

He was born in Tacoma Washington on January 24th, 1950, to Howard A. Johnston Jr. and Janiece Johnston, where he grew up, married and had three children.
He moved to Snohomish County in the seventies, married for a second time, had two more children, and raised a stepson. 
He remained in Snohomish County until his death.
He loved the Seahawks and the Mariners, and rarely missed a game on TV.
He worked at Sather Mfg. in Everett WA. For 12 years until they went out of business,
He then worked at the lumber mill in Marysville WA., until his illness forced him to retire.
John was a very kind, loving and quiet man, very friendly to everyone.

He is survived by Mom, Gloria Johnston Axtell.

Six children, Sherry (Jerry), Curtice, Tammy, Donald, Johnny and Casey (Julia)
He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren, four sisters, and two brothers.
Several Nieces and nephews and cousins
He is preceded in death by both of his parents, a brother, and a grandson.
There will be a celebration of John's life at Silver Shores Mobile Home Park Clubhouse

Located at 11622 Silverlake Rd. Everett, WA Saturday April 27, 2013 at 1:00PM.
Bring your memories of John and help us celebrate the life of this wonderful man.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his memory by following the link below. Or simply clicking on any picture.

When tomorrow starts without me

And I'm not there to see;

 If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry

The way you did today;

While thinking of the many things

We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me

As much as I love you;

And each time that you think of me,

I know you'll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me

Please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name

And took me by the hand.

She said my place was ready

In heaven far above;

And that I'd have to leave behind,

All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,

A tear fell from my eye;

For all my life,

 I'd always thought I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,

So much yet to do;

It seemed almost impossible,

That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,

 The good ones and the bad;

 I thought of all the love we shared,

And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday

Just even for awhile,

I'd say goodbye and kiss you

And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized

That this could never be;

For emptiness and memories

 Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things

I might miss come tomorrow;

I thought of you, and when I did,

My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gate

I felt so much at home;

When God looked down and smiled at me

From His great golden throne.

He said, "This is eternity

And all I've promised you;

Today your life on earth is past,

But here it all starts anew"

"I promise no tomorrow,

But today will always last;

And since each day's the same day,

There's no longing for the past."

 "But you have been so faithful,

So trusting and so true;

Though at times you did do things,

 You knew you shouldn't do."

 "But you have been forgiven

 And now at last you're free;

 So won't you take my hand

 And share my life with me?"

 So when tomorrow starts without me,

 Don't think we're far apart

 For every time you think of me,

I'm right here in your heart.

Below is the link for the family memorial fund.

 

 

The family would like to thank you in advance for your support during this trying time.