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Holly Jo Johnston

Died: Sun., May 28, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Holly Jo Johnston, 32, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in AZ. She was born on October 15, 1984 in Shawano, Wisconsin. She spent most of her early life working on her grandparent’s farm. Holly Jo was home schooled through high school and earned her diploma at 17 years old before leaving for the United States Air Force in 2002.

On September 10, 2016, in Pocatello, ID, she married the love of her life and soul mate, Jesse Johnston. After serving for three honorable years in the U.S. Air Force, Holly entered into several career fields including plumbing and septic, truck driving, OSHA, the oil industry, Emergency 911 Dispatcher, taxidermy and eventually becoming a full time Rancher with her husband, Jesse, at their JHJ Ranch. She loved spending time on their ranch riding their horses. Holly was also enrolled at ISU as a full time student to become an RN. She and her husband were both disabled Veterans and were active in the local Veteran community participating in rides with Veteran groups and with Veteran counseling and organizations.

Holly had a love for the outdoors which led to her talent in Taxidermy. She was a 2016 graduate of the Montana School of Taxidermy. Holly loved to shoot her bow, and she was quite the fisherman; she loved being on the water. She loved riding the Harley with Jesse and going on adventures together. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed having people over. She always made sure no one left hungry.

Holly was an outstanding mother to three children that she loved and they adored her very much in return. She had the most overwhelming way of supporting those around her. She protected those she loved and supported their dreams. She always put everyone else and their happiness first and foremost.

Our Holly Jo was taken away from us much too soon and we will miss the light she brought to every room she walked into. We will miss her uplifting spirit she shared with everyone she met. She always showed kindness to those who needed it most.

Holly is survived by her husband, Jesse Johnston; step-children, Alyssia D. Johnston, Cuyler N. Johnston, Kinley M. Johnston, all of Pocatello, ID; father, Darold D. Raasch, Shawano, WI; father-in-law, Steven M. Johnston, Inkom, ID; mother-in-law, Susan M. Johnston, Pocatello, ID; brothers-in-law, Joshua D. Johnston, Mathew J. Johnston, both of Pocatello, ID; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents; and mother, Lorraine A. Raasch.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10 am also at Colonial Funeral Home with a visitation for one hour prior to the services.

Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at the Arbon Valley Cemetery.


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Bill F
   Posted Mon June 05, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the time when pain, suffering and death will be no more these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).

Laurie S
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
I am sad to hear about the loss of Holly Jo, Our friendship was only for a short while but I will forever remember her beautiful and kind heart.

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