Doris Marie Johnston (nee DEMALINE) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 5, 1927. She graduated from North Olmsted High School in 1944 and immediately began working as a secretary in Cleveland. She worked for the Navy Department during World War II and later for the Greater Cleveland Homebuilders Association. She was a talented pianist and was active in various community theater companies
Doris moved to San Mateo, California in the 1960s to be near her sister, Wanda, who had relocated there and began working for Litton Industries. She married the love of her life, Earl Johnston, in 1967. They moved to Idaho where once again she was reunited with Wanda who had moved there a year earlier. Doris and Wanda founded Two Sisters travel in Boise and spent many years planning other peoples trips and doing a lot of travel themselves. Doris was also an active Mahjong player in the area.
When the sisters were widowed, they moved to Meadowlake Village in Meridian where they lived together for 17 years: they left only to travel and cruise the world often taking two or more cruises a year.
Wanda preceded Doris in death by only three days. Doris was also preceded in death by her dear husband of over 40 years, Earl, and her beloved mother, Agnes Swanson. She is survived By her step daughter, Dolores Jackson, her granddaughter Jana Troutt (Ken,) Grandson Steve Winfield (Dania), 5 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, and sister Clare Christiansen.
Doris’s remains will be interred with Earl’s at the veterans cemetery in Boise.