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Eileen Carol Johnston

December 18, 1942 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 79)

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Eileen Carol Johnston
December 18, 1942 - December 31, 2021

Eileen passed away on December 31, 2021 at Mountain View Garden's Retirement Community. Eileen was born in Bisbee, Arizona on December 18, 1942 to Charley and Stella Johnston. She was a Bisbee High School Graduate of the class of 1960, then attended Arizona State University for her Freshman year.

Eileen returned to Bisbee and was hired by Mountain Bell Telephone company as a switchboard operator. After working there for many years, Mountain Bell closed the Bisbee office. She then took a clerical position with William Epler Publishing in his Bisbee office, which published The Brewery Gulch Gazette and Paydirt newspapers. Eileen's final career stop was with the Cochise County Assessors' office, working under the current assessor until she retired permanently.

She was a lifelong Bisbee resident until moving to Sierra Vista in 2016.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; a younger sister, Elaine Galligan; and a nephew Troy Johnston.
 
She is survived by brothers, Fred (Sally) Johnston of Tyrone, New Mexico and Charley (Kathi) Johnston of Sierra Vista, Arizona; niece, Charlene (Dan) Martin of Peoria, Arizona; nephews, Eugene (Debbie) Galligan of Peoria, Arizona, and Tyler (Beth) Johnston of Houston, Texas; great nieces, Harley (Max) Frisco and Charlize Martin of Peoria, Arizona.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Eileen will be interred with her parents at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee.

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