Sandra Margaret Johnston
Sandra Margaret Johnston, 85, of Livingston, MT, passed away in Sheridan, WYon Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at her daughter's home with her loving family by her side.Sandy was born on December 8, 1937 in Livingston, Montana to James Wilson and Mary Frelich. Sandy had four brothers, Joe, Jim, Windsor and one sister, Mollie Hancock. They grew up at West Boulder River Ranch, movingtotheranch at Paradise Valley in 1947.Sandy graduated from Park County High School in Livingston, Montana in 1956.
Sandymarried Sammy Johnston on July 3, 1957 in Livingston, Montana. This marriage was blessed with a son, Rod and a daughter, Debbie. In the spring of 1962 the family moved to West Yellowstone. Sam went to open the car door for Sandy, she locked the door then rolled the window down a few inches and said “I'm not getting out”. The snow banks were well above the car. Sandy got over her fear of the snow and became a snowmobile queen. Her 340 Ski Doo could out run and climb the mens' snowmobiles, which created a laughter from her that echoed throughout the mountain tops.
The family moved to Deer Lodge from 1974 – 1976 with Harrison Logging.They returned to Livingston in the fall of 1976. Sandy took great pride in her lawn and flower gardens. She always kept an immaculate house and loved cooking and baking for family and friends. Dancing was a favorite of Sandy and Sams. Many Fridays and Saturdays were spent with friends at the Melody Supper Club, Elks or anywhere elsewhere there was a band.
Sandy lived a healthy life for 83 years. The last two were fighting cancer.She was in remission for 8 months where she was going to the gym 4-5 times a week and resuming her lawn and garden hobbies.
Sandy is survived by her son, Rod Johnston (Ronda) of Melville, MT; daughter, Debbie Poeschl (Tony) of Decker, MT; grandson, Jake Johnston (Chelsie); great grandchildren, Coulee and Jolie Johnston;brother, Windsor Wilson (Coral) as well as several nephews, nieces and cousins.
“When your Love one becomes a Memory, the memories became a Treasure”
A Celebration of Life for Sandra Johnston will be held April 29, 2023 at Noon. Location is Music Ranch Montana, US-89 South. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, please bring your drink of preference.
A special thank you to the Music Ranch Family. Their ranch was owned by Sandra’s Parents from 1948-1970.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.