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LeMoyne Johnston is turning 80

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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The 46 children and grandchildren of Laird "LeMoyne" Johnston Jr. invite everyone to an open house Friday, Aug. 10, to help him celebrate his 80th birthday. The open house will be held at the Ammon LDS Stake Center on 2055 S. Ammon Rd., Idaho Falls, from 6 to 9 p.m.

LeMoyne was born in their family home in Aberdeen, ID, on Aug. 13,1932 to Laird and Vera Johnston. As a teenager his family moved to Idaho Falls. LeMoyne joined the Army with his father's written consent when he was 16 and served in the Korean War for three years. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He married Barbara Ann Stewart in 1952. They are the parents of Robert LeMoyne

(Shen) Johnston, Kathryn Ann (Travis Johnson), Larry Roland (Jana) Johnston, Jon David (Jeri) Johnston and Bryan Lee (Sharlyn) Johnston. They have 18 grandchildren.and 18 1/2 great-grandchildren.

LeMoyne spent his teenage years working for farmers in Osgood. After serving in Korea he worked for Ellsworth Brothers and then Stoddard Ford in their parts departments for 20 years. He changed employment to the United States Post Office and worked another 20 plus years as a clerk until he retired at age 70. After his retirement he continues to house horses and entertain his family on his beautiful acreage in Ammon. A diligent, hardworking, horse whispering gentleman, LeMoyne is loved by his family and friends. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the DAV, the VFW, and the American Legion.

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Original Publication Date: August 1, 2012

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