Robert (Bob) Johnston
Robert (Bob) Johnston, 86, passed away at his home in Yamhill on May 5, 2020, surrounded by family.
Bob was born on April 24, 1934 in Lingle, Wyoming to parents Laurence & Amanda Johnston, number 8 of 11 children. In 1936 the family moved to the North Plains/Hillsboro area where Bob was raised and attended school. Shortly after High school he enlisted in the army, 82nd Airborne. Bob was honorably discharged in 1957.
Bob and his wife, Deanna, raised their family of 8 daughters in Hillsboro, Oregon. Bob's family was his greatest joy; he never missed an opportunity to share his words of wisdom, whether you wanted to hear them or not. Bob's 15 perfect grandchildren were his special treasures.
Bob was a truck driver most of his life and always ensured that he was home with his family most nights. Bob and Deanna retired in January 2000 and enjoyed wintering in Mexico and Arizona.
Some of the many things Bob enjoyed – gardening, wood working, hunting with his brother-in-law and friends, camping, family vacations and cruises, riding his quad in the desert, and spending time with his daughters and their families. Bob especially enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. It wasn't unusual for him to insist on one more game before evening's end. He was always ready to tell you his latest joke, or share trivia to anyone that would listen. It was a running family joke that almost everywhere Bob and Deanna traveled, they ran into someone they knew. Bob enjoyed his morning coffee with friends, always gathering at a local restaurant, solving the world problems.
Bob is survived by his wife, Deanna; his daughters, Tammy (Fred) Holmes, Teresa Hart, Regan (John) Reichle, Sheri Sleppy, Cricket Spencer, Bobbi (Tony) Cookston, and Leisa Liebenow; 15 grandchildren; his sister Garnet (Don) Verley; his brothers, Lauen (Lorna) Johnston and Jim Johnston and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Laurence, and mother, Amanda Johnston; his brothers Lee Johnston and Gerald Johnston; his sisters, Ethel McKindley, Inez Ptacek, Ruby Sanders, Wilma O'Connor, and Ruth Pfaff; his daughter, Terri Goold and sons-in-law Tim Hart and Jody Sleppy.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To leave condolences visit visit www.macyandson.com