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Former school board president Joan Johnston dies

Original post made on Jan 9, 2012

Services will be held Thursday for Joan Johnston, former president of the Palo Alto school board and a founder of the precursor to Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE). Johnston died Christmas Eve after a 10-year battle with colon cancer.

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Posted by May her memory be a blessing.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

Many thanks to Ms. Johnston for her years of service. May her memory be a blessing.


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Posted by Marielena Scanlon
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

Joanie, you will be missed sorely.. You have been a breath of fresh air and were a delight to work with on the FCE Board. Heaven better hang in there!! Your dedication, organizational and people skills are deeply inspiring and I am sure you will be equally busy and productive up there. God Bless your family and I know the memory of your warmth will sustain them through this time. Vaya Con Dios Amiguita.


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Posted by Jean Wilcox
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Joan you've done so much good work - thank you. I first meet you many years ago when we both served on the joint committee that combined Lucille M. Nixon Elementary with Fremont Hills Elementary. My children were in the same grade at Nixon as yours, so I met you often at B-parties and school events.

May God Bless you, we shall all miss your good works for the community.


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Posted by Kathie McGinn
a resident of Southgate
on Jan 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Joan, what an inspiration you have been to all of us who have had the pleasure of knowing you. My time working with you, both on the Foundation Bd. and at Women's Club is one of great fondness. What a role model you have been. I will hold your wonderful family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your kind and upbeat spirit.


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