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Ellen Lorraine Johnston

July 15, 1927- October 20, 2013


Ellen Lorraine Johnston of Woodburn, died at the age of 86 on Oct. 20, 2013.by: SUBMITTED - Ellen Johnston

Ellen was born July 15, 1927 in Woodburn to Joseph and Mary (Kuensting) McCormick. Ellen spent her life in Woodburn, graduating from Woodburn High School. She married Charles Johnston in Woodburn on Nov. 9, 1946.

Ellen was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, sewing and most of all spending quality time with her grandchildren.

Ellen is survived by her children, Donald Johnston of Central Point, Nancy Johnston of California, Marilyn Amis of California, Karen Johnston of Woodburn, Elaine Bronstein of Florida and Maureen Glenn of Portland. She is also survived by her brother Richard McCormick of Woodburn, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, infant son Michael and sons Steve and Tom Johnston.

Visitation is Thursday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel, Woodburn.

Funeral Mass will be held Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. Interment to follow at St. Luke Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Union Gospel Mission or Marion Polk Food Bank.

Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel, www.cornwellcolonialchapel.com.