In Memory

Judy Allen (Johnstone)


Judith Elizabeth Johnstone Obituary
Judith Elizabeth Johnstone
July 8, 1945 - June 28, 2014
Resident of Danville
Judy passed away peacefully after an extended and hard fought battle with cancer. Her strength, determination, smile and commitment to family changed the many lives she touched throughout her life.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Fred, her daughter Emily, her mother Carolyn, her brother Charles (Kathleen), three grandchildren-Jaxen, Dalton, and Zachary, her great granddaughter Zevaeh, and many nieces and grand nieces and nephews.
After being born and raised in Oakland, Judy graduated from San Francisco State University in 1967 and subsequently became a Professional Tax Accountant for the next forty-six years. She both loved her work at three Private Tax and Accounting firms, and excelled at it. Judy was bright, energetic, and dedicated and applied those traits to everything she did, both at work and at home. She loved spending time with her family, was a truly terrific and soulful Grandmother, and enjoyed taking family vacations. She was an avid reader, an intense follower of the news and world events, and was a lifetime collector of an incredible amount of information and knowledge.
Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11 :00 am at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette . Burial and reception service to follow.

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08/12/14 05:10 PM #1    

MaryJane McCormick (Smith)

So sad to hear of Judy's passing.  We were in Weldonians together, going way back.  (Weldonians were a band and majorette group with kids from 5 to 18.  We marched in parades and put on shows at venues like the Oakland Auditorium.)  Later Judy became a cheerleader for the nascent Oakland Raiders and we marvelled that the discipline for the girls was so lax compared to the Weldonians.  When we attended SFS I would catch a ride home with her.  Those were the days they were working on "The Hump" on the Bay Bridge and stand-still delays were commen.  Two days in a row we were stich next to a Navy bus from Treasure Island full of young sailors...good times.

I remember Judy as funny and generous and a good, good friend.  Rest in Peace old friend.

08/13/14 11:17 AM #2    

Barbara Underwood (Sullivan)

Judy and I go way back to Fruitvale Grammar School.  We both square danced and one year had identical dresses made.  She chose green & white check and I had the red & white check.  Judy's, Mom, Carolyn, was a very sweet person and invited me along to trips to Santa Cruz which I loved.  We had many fun times together.  I remember Judy's massive doll collection - we only looked at them; no touching.  I wish I had kept up with her.  I did attend her wedding but never saw her after that.  I hope she didn't have to suffer with too much pain.  My sincere condolences to all of her family.  I am Barbara (Underwood) Sullivan & live at the Masonic Home in Union City.  My email address is

08/13/14 11:57 AM #3    

Angela Centini (Field)

With sincer sympathy for the family and friends, she loved so much.

08/13/14 12:55 PM #4    

Connie Lekas (Lecatsas)

May her memory be eternal.

08/14/14 06:00 PM #5    

Barbara (Bobbi) Regalmuto (Martin)

Judy and I lived behind each other in the old neighborhood. A gate was installed so we could run back and forth.  We both went to Fruitvale grammar school. we had some great party at Judy's home, which was always overseen by her big brother Charles and his buddy's. 

As young adults we vacation together, loved being around each other's family. In each others weddings. 

I will always look back on our time we spent together, with a smile on my face, lots of wonderful memories, and great times.

i will miss you, but I won't forget you.



08/14/14 07:51 PM #6    

Rufus (Terry) Miller

R.I.P. Judith.


08/15/14 01:35 PM #7    

Diane Nagy

It was a pleasure attending high school and socializing off campus with Judy.  She was a vibrant person and had a wonderful spirit for life.  Wish you could have stayed longer.  Rest in peace, dear Judy.  You will be missed by many.

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