Arlie W. Johnston
Arlie W. Johnston, 92, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2011, at his home in the Highlands at Brentwood in Mesa, Arizona. Arlie was born on August 26, 1918, in Beaver County, Oklahoma, to Joseph L. Johnston and Edith M. Horner. He served in World War II and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he continued to serve in Germany, guarding German prisoners of war.
Following his discharge, he moved to Meade County, Kansas. He served as sheriff of Meade County for 28 years and sold real estate. After his retirement, he and his wife Norma moved to Almont, Colorado. He and Norma have been living in Mesa, Arizona, for the past seven years.
Arlie and Norma were married on August 4, 1951, and had three sons, Michael, Patrick and Kelly.
He is survived by his wife, Norma and two sons, Michael Johnston of Pratt and Patrick Johnston, Leawood. He is also survived by a third son from a previous marriage, Jack Johnston, Las Vegas, Nevada; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald E. Johnston, North Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kelly Johnston, who passed away in 2000.
As a memorial, donations may be made to The Crossing Hospice Foundation, 7500 North Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 15A, Phoenix, AZ 85020.