Obit: Johnston, Ruth Marie (1917 - 2005)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Johnston, Enhelder, Fielding, Zeltner, Susa, Griep, Reimer

----Sources: Daily Democrat (Woodland, California) 25 April 2005

Johnston, Ruth Marie (17 July 1917 - 17 April 2005)

Ruth Marie (Enhelder Susa) Johnston died as the result of a stroke in her Woodland home, at 7:58 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, at age 87.

Born July 17, 1917, in Neillsville, Wis., to Clara May (Newell Enhelder) Fielding and Willis Enos Enhelder, she was the second-born of four children. She was educated in Wisconsin and California. Having relocated to Woodland in 1942, she had been a Yolo County resident for more than 30 years. For 40 years she served in the nursing field - Yolo General Hospital, Woodland Clinic Hospital, Alderson Convalescent Hospital and Hacienda Convalescent Hospital, along with service in Ukiah and in Shelton, Wash. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Yolo.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by her daughter, Leora Allena (Johnston) Zeltner and husband Marvin of Woodland; sons, Michael Edward Susa and wife Debbie of Hoodsport, Wash., James Edward Johnston and Edward Allen Johnston and wife Emi, all of Woodland, and Robert Willis Johnston and companion Norma of Washington; and more than 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is her sister, Grace Elizabeth (Enhelder) Griep of Bonney Lake, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edward Raymond Susa and James Edward Johnston; son, Richard Carl Susa; sister, Marian Joyce (Enhelder) Reimer; and brother Eugene Jacque Enhelder.

Memorials, in Mrs. Johnston's name, may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Yolo, 13890 County Road 99w, Yolo. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.



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