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Frances Dwyer Johnston

Frances Johnston WebsiteFrances Dwyer Johnston, age 89, passed away October 10, 2020, with her family by her side at home in Crockett, Texas.

Born February 22, 1931 in Galveston, Texas to Ellen (Kane) Dwyer and Michael J. Dwyer, Frances was the thirteenth of fourteen children. She graduated from Dominican Academy in Galveston in 1948 and married John Mark Johnston in 1956. She had three children, was a homemaker who devoted much time and energy as a caregiver to family members and was a resident of Crockett for the last 20 years.

Frances is survived by her children: Jeanette Johnston Masters and husband Richard Masters, of Crockett, Stephen Mark Johnston and partner Rafael Gutierrez, of Joshua Tree, California, and Michael Kyle Johnston and wife Elena Hanson, of New York; grandchildren Wysteria Masters Hutcherson, Johannah Masters, Jacob Masters, Lucy Hanson-Johnston and Izzy Hanson-Johnston; great grandchildren Lila Hutcherson, Bishop Schum and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents Ellen and Michael Dwyer, husband John Johnston, and her thirteen brothers and sisters.

Given current circumstances, no memorial service will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer’s Association ( or Crockett Public Library (

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