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Myron Edward Johnston Jr.

Published on -8/22/2014, 10:06 AM

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Myron Edward Johnston Jr., 83, Richmond, Va., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home.

He was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Colfax, Wash. He graduated in 1948 at Grangeville, Idaho, then graduated in 1952 from the University of Idaho with a degree in economics. He continued his studies, with graduate work at the University of Oslo, Norway, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Brown University.

In 1965, he moved to Richmond, employed as an economist with Phillip Morris until his retirement in 1993. He spent two years in Germany in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, followed by eight years working for the federal government.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Lela Harmon and Helen Montroy, both of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerda Berg Johnston, in 2004.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of arrangements.

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