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Doris “Dorothy” M. Johnston

Doris "Dorothy" Johnston, 90, Ogdensburg, died on August 4, 2014, at Riverledge Health Care. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11 am – 2 PM at the funeral home; a funeral service will be at 2:30 PM at the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church, Rev. Paul Dettmer and Pastor John Wixon co-officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Doris is survived by sons, Albert and wife Rose Johnston, of Loomis, California, Elton and wife Michele Johnston, of Ogdensubrg, daughters, Irene "Lillian" and husband Larry Hamilton,of Ogdensburg, Joyce and husband Donald Kench, of Ogdensburg, brothers, Maynard Finley, of Ogdensburg, Gerald and wife Lynn Finley, of North Syracuse, sisters, Ella Finley, of Ogdensburg, Eva McDonald, of Ogdensburg, Viola and husband Fern Gilson, DeKalb, grandchildren, Laticia Hamilton, Lucas and Terry Lynn Hamilton, Sarah and Rachael Stanton, Christopher Johnston, Darnelle Johnston, ZacharyJohnston and Jared Johnston, 7 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by siblings, Claude, Robert, Alton, and Dorothy Finley. Doris was born on February 13, 1924 in Newton Falls, the daughter of Earl and Irene Durham Finley. On October 7, 1952 she married James Doran Johnston at the Pilgrim Holiness Church; he died on December 17, 2001. She was a family care provider for more than 40 years, previous to that she worked at the State Hospital in food services. She loved attending church, liked going shopping and eating at Donut King. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church, 31 David Street, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.

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I have so many wonderful memories of my early years at Uncle Doran and Aunt Doris’s farm. Before their marriage Aunt Doris would bring me to school in this beat up truck that we felt every hole in the dirt road.
She will be missed by all of her family. Just keep in mind that she is happy with Uncle Doran and would not want to come back. Peace and Love to everyone.

Barb (Johnston) Fuller

Barbara Fuller Aug 7 2014 12:00 AM

Very sorry to learn of Doris being called away to be with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers go out to all Doris’ family at this time of your loss. Only Doris’ brothers and sisters would remember me, it has been 60 plus years. I’m the last of your Aunt Leona’s family and have been in Vermont for 50 plus years, so haven’t been able to keep very close contact.
Sherwood Lake Sr.

Sherwood Lake Sr. Aug 7 2014 12:00 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Albert- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today. May the memories bring you many smiles.

Jodi Regan Aug 7 2014 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss of your mom and grandmother and sister. We will miss you Aunt Doris and know you are finally home with your Lord and Uncle Doran.
Blessing to you all.
Bev Perry – Bill Johnston’s daughter.

Beverly Perry Aug 6 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to read of the Loss of your mother, I know she loved her family, and she will be miss by all of you . May she be in the Saviors Arms saying prayers for your comfort and peace.

Marilynn Denesha Aug 6 2014 12:00 AM

Bob and I are very sorry for your loss… we are praying for the whole family… we love you all !!!

Patrice McDonald Aug 6 2014 12:00 AM

I’m sorry to hear of this, My condolences to your whole family at this time, I remember her well and i think growing up in an area like we did, you knew all the parents , She will be missed i’m sure and community has lost a nice lady, what i remember is that she had a great memory, even after not seeing her for a long time and running into her out with family she knew who i was, Again sorry for your loss, Ronald Schofell

Ronald Schofell Aug 6 2014 12:00 AM