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Douglas D Johnston

July 17, 1943 ~ July 25, 2018 (age 75)

Douglas D Johnston 75 of Florence AZ lost his battle to cancer July 25, 2018 in Mesa, AZ. 

Doug was born July 17, 1943 to Oliver and Ilda Johnston  of Hastings Nebraska.  Doug graduated from Hastings High School in 1961 and went on to serve his country in Vietnam with the United States Army from 1965-1967.    While working at Frontier Airlines, in 1971,  he met and in a few short days married Phyllis.  They moved to Curtis, NE  where together they owned the Town and Country Market.  Many of the area youth remember the Town and Country as the place that  taught them about customer service & work ethics.   

In 1977 The pride of Doug’s life arrived in the form of an only son, Robert.  While in Curtis Doug quietly gave to many churches, scholarship programs and others struggling with their own needs.   His only criteria was, that no one knew he’d given.   In 2004, Doug and Phyllis sold Town and Country, retired, and move to Florence, AZ.  There Doug enjoyed spending time with his family, a good road trip, riding 4 wheelers, the Tuesday movie and his popcorn.  

Doug is survived by  his wife Phyllis now of Florence AZ.,  one son Robert of Apache Junction, AZ.  Two Sisters Bonnie Goodson & Donna Vlasin and his sister in law Jane Johnston.   Several nieces and nephews.  

Doug was preceded in Death by his parents and two brothers Robert Johnston & Lew Johnston both of the Kansas City area.  

Taps will sound for Doug at the Curtis Cemetery Saturday August 4, 2018 14:00.  Family and Friends are invited to fellowship immediately following at the Curtis Berean Church.

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