Clyde C. Johnston Jr.

14 years ago

Johnston, Clyde C., Jr., 85, July 14, 2010.  Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton.  Interment to be held in the Oakfield Cemetery. Image    HOULTON – Clyde C. Johnston Jr., of Oakfield, passed away July 14, 2010 at Houlton Regional Hospital. He was born June 16, 1925 in Smyrna.  He was one of eleven children born to Clyde C. Sr. and Adelaide (Webster) Johnston.
    Clyde was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. His favorite place was his old hunting camp. He loved nature and being out in the woods.  He was such a pleasant man who enjoyed people. He always thought of others before himself.
    Clyde graduated from Merrill High School in 1944. He married Evelyn M. (Burton) Johnston in 1946, nearly 64 years ago. After working in the woods, on farms and doing carpentry he began his 37 year career with the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. He was a "railroad man" to the end. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Oakfield Historical Society, a member of the Odd Fellows and the Oakfield Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his beloved wife, Evelyn; son Danny and his wife, Ronnee; loving grandchildren, Erin (Johnston) York and her husband, Vaughn and Seth Johnston and his wife, Alisha (Boisvert); special great-grandchildren, Olivia Johnston and Lane York; brother, Alton and his wife Lil; sister Thelma (Harper) Stevens and her husband, Robert; several nieces and nephews.
    He is predeceased by his parents; step-mother, Harriet Tabor Miller Johnston; sisters, Esther Tarbox, Ella Mae Boutilier, Dorothy Brownlow, and infant Clara; brothers, Clarence, George, Kenneth and Robert; a special brother-in-law, Edward Burton.
    Special thank you to the staff at Houlton Regional Hospital, Madigan Estates and friend "Doc" Newman.
    Friends may call 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at Oakfield Baptist Church where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Gardner officiating.  Interment will be at the Oakfield Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Oakfield Historical Society, c/o Connie Bartlett, PO Box 176, Oakfield ME 04763 or to the charity of one's choice.  Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton.