Julia Jane Johnston
January 11, 1948 – October 4, 2019
Jane Johnston, a native Houstonian, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was born on January 11, 1948, as the first of four daughters to Ed and Ann Johnston. Jane graduated in 1966 from Waltrip High School and attended TCU before receiving her Nursing Degree from Hermann Hospital School of Nursing.
She continued her career in nursing in both hospital and private practice settings before becoming a medical case manager.
Jane was predeceased by her parents. Survivors include her sisters and their husbands : Judy and Tom Rodgers, Karen and John Kiappes and Catherine and Bob Linton; her cousin: Burt Jones; her nephews and nieces: Randy, Alex and Lauren Rodgers, J.L., Anna and Ed Kiappes and Julia, Mick and Dena Linton; and great niece and nephew London and Lincoln Rodgers. She also leaves a host of friends that she considered extended family. Jane also leaves her beloved dogs Abby and Heidi.
May her memory be eternal!
For those desiring and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jane's name, may be directed to a charity of your choice.
- Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019
Julia Jane Johnston
October 11, 2019
My dear friend Jane my heart is so heavy. You were a beautiful strong minded woman. A Nurse by profession with natural first born caregiver instincts. You helped so many people in time of need. When things got tuff you better bet Jane Johnston would be there. You didn't know too many strangers. Often times making your opinions known. You strongly supported the firemen at the HFD, especially Station 13 which held a special place in your heart. We shared so many beautiful memories together going to see plays at the Alley Theater, Dinners at Birraporettis, get togethers at your favorite local bar The Barking Pig, attending the Nutcracker Market which you lived for, attending Walk Club back in the day, Breakfast with Santa events, our annual once a year outing at Brennan's for Houston Restaurant Week, and countless other memories. None of those events will be the same without you. Thank you for being such a dear friend to my Mom. After my Grandma got sick and entered into a nursing home you took the role of calling my Mom everyday and letting her know the latest sales and filling the shoes of my Grandma. You filled empty spots by connecting people together. I met so many wonderful people because of you. You pushed people to get involve. I wished I could of helped you more in your final months on this earth. You gave so much to others but in return asked for nothing. God gained a special Angel and I'm sure you will keep Heaven in line until the rest of us get there. I love you Jane. Forever in my heart.
October 9, 2019
Sharing in your sorrow and offering deepest sympathy while keeping your memory in our hearts.
Gail Galayda Lupher, RN
UTSN Hermann 1975