Julia Mae (Vair) Johnston, 76, of Bangor, Michigan passed away June 26, 2020 at her home. She was born November 10, 1943 in Albemarle, North Carolina to Avvenire and Julia (Dennis) Vair. She married the love of her life, Richard Eugene Johnston, June 6, 1981 in Bangor, MI. Julia worked as an office assistant at Palisades Nuclear Plant before retiring. She was an avid reader, enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, Words with Friends, Aqua Aerobics at the South Haven Wellness Center, playing Canasta with friends and Pedro with her family. Julia was also actively involved at the Bangor Church of Christ and taught Sunday school. Most of all she loved spending time vacationing with her family.
Julia is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Laura (Thomas) Cooper of Baltimore, Ohio, Nicole Johnston of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Cindy (Garrick) Zuver of Brooklyn, Michigan; grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Jacob, Juliann, Emily, Gavin, Richard and Jonas; sister, Vivian Vair of Albemarle, North Carolina and brother, Albert Vair of St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
A private memorial service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM at the Bangor Church of Christ for family and invited guests. Public visitation will be at the church from 1:00 – 3:00 PM before the service. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. For those who wish to leave an online condolence you may do so at www.purelycremations.org. Donations in Julia’s name may be made to the Bangor Church of Christ, 214 N. Walnut St. / PO Box 146, Bangor, Michigan 49013 or the Michiana Christian Service Camp, 7383 Steinbauer Rd, Niles, Michigan 49120.
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