Paul Allen Johnston Sr.
February 20, 1935 – October 23, 2020
– Paul, 85, passed away surrounded by his family at home.
He was born to Elwin and Thelma Johnston on February 20,
1935 in Warren, Wisconsin. After he finished schooling, he
joined the United States Army as a Private 1st Class from 1954 to 1956. When Paul left the military, he
went to work in the lumber industry including 11 years with
the Stuckart Lumber Mill in Lyons. Paul married Ruth Nelson
in Hillsboro and together they raised 6 children.
preceded in death by his parents: Elwin and Thelma Johnston;
and his daughter: Virginia Johnston. Paul is survived by his
wife: Ruth Virginia Johnston of Stayton; his children:
Michael Johnston of San Diego, CA; Paul Jr. Johnston of
Turner; Patrick Johnston of Stayton; Doris Cleavenger of
Keizer; and Sherri Hemphill of Mill City.