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Murray Johnston

Murray Johnston passed away on April 15, 2020 after a battle with cancer.  She was an accomplished art quilter and an Exhibiting artist since 1996.   Her work is found in museums, corporate, universities, governmental buildings and private collections.  She was also a knowledgeable and loving owner and breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs.  

Her full obituary follows:

After a valiant effort to remain with those she loved, Murray Berry Johnston died on April 15, 2020. She was preceded in death by her revered parents, Keehn and Murray Berry. And she is survived by her devoted husband, Gilbert Johnston, Jr.; her loving children, Gilbert III (Molly) and Sommerville; her joyful granddaughter, Annie; and her adored brother and sister, Keehn Berry III (Bo) and Melissa Strange (Luther). Muff, as she was known by many, had a multitude of talents and interests. She was a highly accomplished art quilter, her works being found in museums, corporate and governmental buildings (including airports and hospitals), and private collections throughout the United States. She was also a knowledgeable and loving owner and breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs, showing her dogs and delighting in the companionship of her Berner family at events across the country. Mainly, though, throughout her life Muff radiated most brightly because of her passionate, authentic, and empathetic self, which attracted love and respect from countless friends.