OBITUARY

Oneta Johnston

July 7, 1932June 7, 2018

Oneta Johnston, 85, was born July 7, 1932 in Sherman, Texas and went home to be with the Lord on June 7, 2018 in Loveland, Colorado. At age 5, she and her family moved to Pueblo, Colorado. Oneta met the love of her life, Hubert, in Pueblo and the two were married on April 13, 1952, Easter Sunday. Hubert, Oneta, and the girls moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1964 where the Johnston and Stephens families became lifelong friends. The family happily moved back to Pueblo 2 years later. Oneta was a prolific artist who worked primarily in oil and acrylic painting, won numerous awards and ribbons with the Pueblo Art Guild, Colorado State Fair, and other juried art exhibits across Colorado. She was also co-owner with Joletta Stephens of the Sleepy Owl and Strawberry Country art boutiques, as well as A Plethora of Cuteness antique and art boutique with her daughter, Peg. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church most of her life and treasured the special music and fellowship she shared with family and friends there. Her faith was the guiding light in her long and loving life. Oneta is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Johnston; parents, Art and Lorene Nordyke, brother Arnold Nordyke; parents in law, Deane and Gladys Johnston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond and Lois Johnston; best friend, Joletta Stephens. She is survived by her daughters (“darling daughters” as she called them) Sherry Baker (John), Peg Mino (Paul), Pam Slade (Gary), Kathy Wooldridge (Alan), 6 grandchildren Joshua Mino (Courtney), Travis Mino (Kelsey), Kyle Slade (Lerah), Ryan Wooldridge, Cody Slade, Laura Wooldridge, 4 great grandchildren, Iyna, Sasha, Evie and Olivia; brother-in-law Keith Johnston (Jean), aunt/sister Nell Farris, and numerous nieces and nephews. Oneta made the world a more beautiful place with her artistic talent, humble spirit, and easy, gentle smile. She taught us all to see the beauty in the world around us. Funeral services will be held at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Viewing at 9:00 a.m. followed by service 10:00 a.m. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2002 E. 8th St., Pueblo, Colorado 81001.

  • FAMILY

  • Oneta is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Johnston; parents, Art and Lorene Nordyke; brother Arnold Nordyke; parents in law, Deane and Gladys Johnston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond and Lois Johnston; best friend, Joletta Stephens.
    She is survived by her daughters (“darling daughters” as she called them) Sherry Baker (John), Peg Mino (Paul), Pam Slade (Gary), Kathy Wooldridge (Alan);
    6 grandchildren Joshua Mino (Courtney), Travis Mino (Kelsey), Kyle Slade (Lerah), Ryan Wooldridge, Cody Slade, Laura Wooldridge;
    4 great grandchildren, Iyna, Sasha, Evie and Olivia; brother-in-law Keith Johnston (Jean), aunt/sister Nell Farris, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua P. Mino
  • Travis J. Mino
  • Kyle H. Slade
  • Ryan E. Woolridge
  • Cody D. Slade
  • Laura A. Woolridge

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Tom Richardson

August 7, 2018

Oneta was friends with my future Wife, Meda McCombs. She double dated with Meda and me on several ocasions in 1951 and we always had great times!
I still remember her recitation of the "Tree Piddle Wigs" (Three Little Pigs). She had it memorized and was very funny.
In December 1951 She & Hubert and Meda & I went to a Fifth Sunday Church Meeting in St John, KS.
She has been a dear friend all these years.
Tom Richardson

Gayle Pettinari

June 15, 2018

Oneta always looked too young to have been blessed with 4 beautiful daughters. She seemed to age so gracefully, at least when I had the pleasure of working with the “foursome” many moons ago. Our condolences to your family. We are out of town so we won’t attend the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to share happy and humorous moments.
God bless all of you!
Love, Gayle and Dave Pettinari

FROM THE FAMILY