Peggy Coleen Johnston passed away at the age of 84 of Alzheimer’s on November 7, 2017. She was born in Corvallis, Oregon to Joseph and Mary Wood on September 4, 1933 and graduated Siuslaw High School 1952, followed by Northwest Nazarene College.
Peggy married Don Johnston on July 27, 1957 in Newport, Oregon. She was a marvelous homemaker and a member of the Newport Nazarene Church for 65 years. She enjoyed sewing, wedding coordinating, baking pies, teaching Sunday School, but overall her passion was loving on people; family, friends, and children. She spent her whole life serving Jesus and giving to others.
Peggy is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Don Wood. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Don Johnston; and sister Joan Lettenmaier; children: Jeff (Mona), Kelli (Tim) Roach, Susan (Dan) Sproul; grandchildren: Hannah, Caleb, Bethany, Chris, Scott, Whitney, and Wade; great grandchildren: Sam and Emma.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Newport Church of the Nazarene. Donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to the Children’s Program at Church of the Nazarene, 227 NW 12th St. Newport, OR 97365.