Obituary Notices and Memorials


JOHNSTON, William Raymond
JOHNSTON, William Raymond Age 65, of Palmdale passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home. William was born on April 16, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. to his parents, Louie and Cora Johnston. William was the youngest of one sibling. He married Maria in Los Angeles, California on December 27, 1980. They had three children. He attended Burbank High School. William was a longtime resident of Palmdale, California and employed by WalMart as a Greeter for five years. William was a kind, loving, generous person and a member of The Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family reading and fishing and loved going to the park to read his books. William will be remembered by his loving wife and their children; Cecilia Munoz, Maria Franco and Benjamin Avelenda. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Philip Sandoval; Mario Franco; Jessica Barba; Helen, Carlos, and Giovani Avelenda; and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for William at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the home of his grandson, Phillip Sandoval: 9742 Columbus Ave., North Hills CA 91343. Arrangements entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy, Palmdale.

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