Edna Mae Johnstone

February 08, 1931 - November 26, 2016

Edna Mae Johnstone

February 08, 1931 - November 26, 2016


Edna Mae “Eddie” (Iverson) Johnstone, age 85, passed away quietly on Saturday morning, November 26, surrounded by family. She had a sweet nature, quiet brilliance, and a unique sense of humor. Her lifelong faith in Jesus never wavered. Her creativity went hand in hand with her curiosity. She leaves a legacy carved in wood, tatted in thread, molded in clay, painted in watercolor, bowed on a saw…and so many more.
Her favorite line, “I love you more,” captures the essence and depth of her love for family and friends, with “more” expressing an ever increasing love… even more than she could imagine.
Miss you Mom, Grandma, Eddie, Edna Mae, Mrs. Johnstone! Love YOU more!!
Services will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:00pm, starting with a graveside gathering at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St, Bellingham, WA 98229, followed by a Celebration of Life at Moles Farewell Tributes – Bellingham, 2465 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 17, 1292 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Bellingham
  • Location: 2465 Lakeway Drive Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -73-3-0510

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: January 29, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)

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9 responses to Edna Mae Johnstone

  1. Condolences to your family Carol. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful bus driver in high school. Obviously she was so much more to your family.

  2. A tribute to mom’s sense of humor. A big bug hit the windshield and mom said “He won’t have the guts to do that again.”

  3. Edna taught me about how to appreciate LIFE, by her example. She could be Motherly, Sisterly, my Co-Worker, Adviser, and always my FRIEND! She didn’t give unsolicited advice. She made suggestions. If she was observing me struggling with something she would say, “When that happens to me, I pray and ask God to show me what to do. And He always does!” She didn’t speak an unkind word about anybody. And she made us laugh – – at what she said, and often AT ourselves!! She accepted people for who they were. She wasn’t intimidated but she had no tolerance for a Bully. The look in her eye would often shut them down and cause them to take a step back. I never heard her raise her voice. The words that came out of her mouth were complimentary, encouraging, and she saw the beauty in things – – – not the imperfections. She wasn’t stubborn. She was persistent. She didn’t give up. Her caring spirit was evident in how she approached people and often she didn’t speak a word. We just KNEW she was ‘there-for-us’ and would do anything we asked, if she was able to. When she walked through Heaven’s Gates, I believe she was besieged with hugs by friends and family who are rejoicing to have her with them, there and she heard Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful daughter, Edna !!”

  4. JoAnn Older says:

    Edna and I were best of friends in Bellingham High School.Sports were a big
    part of our life. After high school I lost track of Edna until I meet her Daughter
    Anita Boyle..I did check with Anita from time to time to see how Edna was doing.
    Sorry we did’t meet at our Class Reunions,

  5. Charly Moore says:

    I love you forever Aunt Edna Mae, baby sister of my grandmother.

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