Elizabeth Josey Johnston
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Elizabeth Josey Johnston, 95, died Aug. 30, 2020, in Hinsdale.
Mrs. Johnston was born in Florence, S.C., to Dr. Charles C. Josey and Miller Jeannette Josey and grew up in Vermillion, S.D. The family moved to Indianapolis, where she graduated from Butler University. She was a lifelong and enthusiastic member of the Thetas.
Mrs. Johnston and her husband, Logan, lived in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge, for more than 50 years. She was the president of American Association of University Woemn, the Hinsdale Assembly, her DAR Chapter and the Garden Club of Hinsdale, among others. She was a member of the Society of Colonial Dames.
Her family and many friends know she had extraordinary gifts: intelligence, kindness, determined energy for solving problems, boundless enthusiasm for travel and adventures and a glowing presence. She loved creating memories for her family with beautiful holidays, dinners and vacations. She enjoyed taking long, brisk walks with her bulldogs. There was always time for family and friends. She was gracious, elegant and beautiful; she was the epitome of love and comfort. She brought out and believed in the best in everyone. She took care of all.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Logan Truax Johnston Jr .; and her brother, Charles C. Josey, Jr. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her children, Logan T. Johnston III and Lynn Martin-Sanchez; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Guiding Eyes for the Blind at https://www.guidingeyes.org.