Douglas Johnston

Obituary of Douglas Johnston




Douglas Kay Johnston, beloved son of Victor and Mary (Hildenbrand) Johnston was born in Emporia, Kansas on August 31, 1925, and peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family at Whispering Pines in Norton, Kansas on July 23, 2019, at the age of 93.

Doug attended schools in Kinsley, Wichita, Peabody and graduated from Larned High School. He went on to receive his Master's Degree in Music from the University of Colorado in Boulder. On July 21, 1946, Doug married the love of his life, Doris Miller in St. John, Kansas. They had celebrated 69 years of marriage before Doris passed away in 2016. They moved to Lindsborg, Kansas and Bethany College where Doris was assistant Treasurer and Doug received his Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1950. They lived in Bunkerhill, Douglass, Sylvia, and Norton, spending five summers at Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado where Doris worked in Administration offices and Doug received his Masters of Music Education Degree in 1955.

Doug was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Norton where he was the choir director for 35 years. He was a member of the Lions Club for over 50 years and was also a member of Norton Rovers. Doug enjoyed being a band director, traveling, and playing card games like pitch and bridge, but his greatest love was his family, especially his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Survivors include; one daughter, Cindy McMullen, Norton; two sons, Dr. Bruce Johnston, and wife, Kathy, Sunrise Beach, MO; Jeff, and husband, Greg Johnston, Sacramento, CA.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Doris; son-in-law, Don McMullen and one brother, David Johnston.



FUNERAL SERVICES – Friday, July 26, 2019 – 10:30 A.M.

PLACE – Enfield Funeral Home – Norton, Kansas

VISITATION – Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

at Enfield Funeral Home in Norton.

INTERMENT – Norton Cemetery – Norton, Kansas

MEMORIALS – Doug Johnston Memorial Fund

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