Pamela Kay Johnston
Pamela Kay Johnston, 60, of Payson, died of heart failure peacefully in her sleep May 10, 2009. She was born to Robert and Dorothy Sheidler, in Fremont, Ohio.
The Sheidlers brought their three girls to Phoenix in 1955.
Mrs. Johnston graduated from Arcadia High School and went on to become an accomplished licensed beautician. She began working for Qwest in Phoenix in 1980 and transferred to Payson seven years ago.
She will be greatly missed as a mother, sister, daughter and friend. She was able to travel with friends and enjoyed her home in Payson. She would do anything for anyone; a stranger was sure to soon be a friend. She took long walks with her dogs and loved the open mountains she called home.
Mrs. Johnston loved her daughters more than anything in the world.
She had a gift of decorating and had a very artistic way about her. She could make a shack a home and she could decorate it on a shoestring.
Her girls were her life and her family and friends were very important to her.
“Her sudden departure from this world has left quite a hole in our hearts. We are all going to miss her immensely,” her family writes.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by her two daughters, Julie and Jenny Johnston; sisters, Becky Johnston and Pat Miller; parents, Dorothy and Robert Sheidler; and seven nieces and three nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at Paradise Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Donations in Mrs. Johnston’s name may be made to the Arizona Animal Welfare League.