Betty Marie Johnston
Feb. 14, 1920-April 30, 2014
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Betty Marie (Foyston) Johnston passed away peacefully on April 30, 2014, at 94. She was born in Seattle, WA, attended Port Orchard Grade School, graduated South Kitsap High School, and lived her early years helping her father raise her younger brother and sister while helping him run his turkey farm.
Betty had four children. While raising them, she helped start the preschool program at Woodland Elementary School in Puyallup, WA. She belonged to the Retail Clerks Union and began her retail career at Tuffley's Market in Des Moines, WA; later working at Hi Ho Grocery Store and Elvin's Department Store in Puyallup.
She lived in Arizona before moving to Pleasanton, CA. While in Arizona, she was active in Sun City Grandmother's Club. When Betty moved to Pleasanton, she participated in many activities while living at Ridgeview Commons. She took bus tours to various venues and enjoyed being involved in "Blankets for Kids." The past six and a half years she lived at Parkview Assisted Living. There she enjoyed walks to the Senior Sensory Gardens to see the sweet peas.
Betty had dear friends during her long, active life. She leaves many of them behind along with her sister, Barbara (Dean) Daniels; her son Jim England; daughters Wendy Peterson and Judie (Doug) Sparks; her grandchildren Deborah England, Jeffrey (Nicole) England, Victoria (Stephen) Chiatovich, Greg (Rhonda), Steve (Jeri) and Brian (Lori) Sparks, Heather and Kelsey Peterson; her great-grandchildren Jacob, Isabelle and Olivia England, Caden and Austin Sparks; her nephews Cory and Craig (Deb) Daniels; her nieces Kyle Marie Daniels and Paula (Jerry) Baruffi.
Predeceasing her were her grandson, Jimmy England; her daughter-in-law, Carol England; her brother, Corb Foyston; and her son, Bill Webb.
Betty was blessed and enriched by dear friends, and lovingly cared for by dedicated staff at Parkview. Her family is very grateful to Vitas Hospice. Betty's family suggests remembrances be to one's favorite charity or hospice of choice. Betty requested no services.