Adele J. Johnston

July 26, 1920October 2, 2020

Adele J. Johnston, age 100, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Vancouver. Adele was born July 26, 1920 in St. Peter, Minnesota.

She worked 30+ years as a housekeeper at Kamlu Retirement Inn. Adele belonged to ABWA for many years; served on the PTA for 24 years; and volunteered with Bloodworks NW, where she was the juice and cookie lady for years. It is no surprise that her caring and nurturing spirit earned her Volunteer of the Year.

Mom treasured her family above all, but enjoyed her gardening, neighbors, traveling, and her volunteer work with Bloodworks NW and FISH. She was always involved in our school activities.

Adele was always ready to help, it didn't matter whether it was family, friends, neighbors or a stranger. She was also a bit of a lead foot driver, so we kids have Mom to thank for the trait we all share.

Adele is survived by daughter Molly Miner (Ken); daughter Lou Ann Tabor (Jay); son Lyle Johnston; son Miles Johnston (Lauretta); and daughter-in-law Sandy Johnston.

Adele was preceded in death by her husband Merle Johnston; son Douglas Johnston.

Adele also leave behind eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service for Adele will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Northwood Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Adele's memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034, or please visit -

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  • Molly Miner (Ken), Daughter
  • Lou Ann Tabor (Jay), Daughter
  • Lyle Johnston, Son
  • Miles Johnston (Lauretta), Son
  • Sandy Johnston, Daughter-in-law
  • Merle Johnston, Husband (deceased)
  • Douglas Johnston, Son (deceased)
  • Adele also leave behind eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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  • Family Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Molly Miner

October 13, 2020

Oh Mom, it seems surreal you're not here. Seems odd my phone is not ringing for our daily talk. I know you said you were supposed to go home. I didn't want to realize going home was so soon. I'm content knowing you are in heaven with Dad, Doug, your mom and dad and siblings, and our cousins, too.
Thank you for giving us a wonderful life of learning from you, holidays, trips, and memories.
Love you forever Mom.

Lou Tabor

October 7, 2020

Oh Mom, we are going to miss you so much. You were always about family and kept us so grounded in our lives.
We know you have Dad, Doug and all your brothers with you now and that gives us great comfort.


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