In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 26, 2017 the world lost a good man.
Clint Johnston was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 16, 1944. He was the first child of Clinton D. and Doris C. Johnston. Along with his younger brother Cliff, he spent his childhood at the family home on Oakes Street in South Tacoma. Clint was a member of the first graduating class of Mount Tahoma High School in 1962. He served honorably and proudly in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967.
Clint was trained in many vocations, including accounting and commercial painting. Before entering the army he worked in various positions at St. Regis, and several painting contractors before beginning a lengthy career at Nalleys Fine Foods in Tacoma. After retirement from Nalleys. Clint went to work for Pierce Transit from which he finally retired. Clint was a proud member of the Teamsters Union.
Clint married the love of his life, Janice Arndt on September 5, 1970. They had two sons, James and Douglas.
Clint was an ardent train enthusiast. He was deeply involved with the model railroad community and he was skilled at creating detailed, miniature landscapes for his trains which were a wonder to behold. He was also a bicyclist and enjoyed long rides in the city and out on country bike trails. Clint was involved with the Trails and Rails program.
Above all else, Clint was a great husband, father, grandfather and big brother.
Clint was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton D. and Doris C. Johnston.
He is survived by his wife Janice, sons James and Douglas, his grandchildren Eric, Amira and Aiden, his brother Cliff (Celeste), niece Leah and those who have grown to know and love him January Beck, Amanda Howell Johnston and Jamie McWilliams.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 22 at 12:30 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St. Kent, WA.
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18600 SE 240th St Kent, WA 98042