Barbara Johnston

Barbara Johnston

September 14, 1955 – August 14, 2020

Barbara Johnston was born in Brawley, CA. on September 14, 1955. She graduated from Imperial High School in 1973. 

On June 19, 1976 she married Daniel Johnston in El Centro, CA. She worked for Spreckels Sugar, formerly Holly Sugar, for 35 years, starting out as a sample carrier, working her way up to a shift chemist. She had recently retired earlier this year.

She volunteered at Parent Teachers Organization events during her children's time at Ben Hulse Elementary School, served Team Meals for the IHS Tiger football team, was a 4-H mom, and a proud "Pride of Imperial" band grandma. 

Throughout her life she was extremely creative with crafts, which included wood working and sewing. Very talented, she often made her own wood and sewing patterns. She enjoyed collecting antiques and going to second-hand stores. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and her Christmas Tree was complete with moving ornaments which were her pride and joy. 

She loved her family and her little dog, Teddy, very much. 

She was preceeded in death by her father T.B. "Jim" Brown, her mother Lenora Gilbert, her stepfather Arthur L. Gilbert, and brothers Dennis and Jerald Brown.

She is survived by her husband Daniel Johnston; daughter Tarashaun Johnston; son Jonathan Johnston; stepsons Michael Johnston and Dustin Johnston; her Aunt Mavis Mead, and 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and numerous cousins.

Visitation will be held September 16 at Hems Brothers Mortuary, El Centro, CA. at 9 a.m. Graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Bruce of Faith Assembly Church and will be held September 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro, CA. Family suggests Memorials be sent to Evergreen Cemetery, 201 E Gillett Street, El Centro, CA.

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