Crystal Colleen Johnston

Crystal Colleen Johnston (61) of Laramie WY, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at IMH on January 17th 2023.

Crystal was born on December 19th, 1961 to Mary Lillian Johnston (Santillanes) and Norman Ward Johnston in Laramie Wyoming.

Crystal was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Linda Johnston and Laurie Jo Weber, and brother Wendell Johnston. 

She is survived by her son Jeremy Johnston and his wife Rachel Johnston her grandchildren Harley Johnston and Jaycee Johnston, sisters Vivian/David Madrid & Joyce Smith, nieces Morgan Madrid, Macy Madrid, Brandy Miller and family, Sondra Carver and family, Erica/Bill Macie & Family, nephew Marcus Madrid, brother-in-laws, Denis Smith and Jeff Weber, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Crystal thought of herself as a gypsy and traveled and lived in many places.  Her most favorite were Hawaii and Ft. Myers Beach Florida.  Of course, Wyoming was her home and she always returned.  She loved to go camping with Jeremy & Rachel in Glendo, spending hours making memories on the Lake. Crystal loved her family more than anything and enjoyed reading books, watching scary movies, going to the beach, and having fun with kids teaching them how to get away with things. She always had a wild spirit, living her best life and making friends along the way.  If you knew Crystal you may have experienced living her best life with her. Some of you may remember her from Walmart, where she worked for 18 years here in Laramie, and in Ft. Myers FL.  She will be remembered for so many things. Gone but not forgotten.

Please keep Crystal and her family in your prayers, and please give the family some love and support.

Funeral Liturgy will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at St. Paul’s Newman Center. Inurnment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Condolences (17)

  • Dana Anne Block

    She was Martied To My Dad Donald Block She Was A beautiful lady and She Had A Beautiful Heart She Will Be Miss By Many And She Is loved By Many. May She Rest In Peace. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😥😥😥😥😢😢😢😢😢

  • Pribble Girls

    Vivian and David and Famiy, So sorry for your loss! We all grew up together on the West Side! She was a very kind and caring lady! She will deeply be missed! May she Rest In Piece🙏🙌

    • Amanda Elsner

      Crys was a sweet, loving and nurturing person. She worked hard, cooked excellent and had that big smile on her face every time I saw her. I felt so blessed to have crossed paths with her and create a friendship. I am and was proud of how strong she was and for all of her accomplishments. ❤️💔

  • Joy Pratt

    Our deepest condolences to you Jeremy and all the family. She was a friend of ours that will be missed. Sending loving and caring thoughts. I am sorry for your loss. Joy and family

  • Margarett Zemen

    I will greatly miss her kind heart and loving soul. I have worked with Crystal for the past six years. We always connected over plants and our love for them. Three years ago she helped me pick out a Peony bush for my garden. It was the first Peony bush I got to come back every year. This year, it bloomed for the first time.... Crystal makes all of us bloom in some way. Yesterday, today and into eternity. I miss you my sweet friend.

  • Alanna Coca

    I will never forget Crystal's love and knowledge of all things green. Whenever I had a question about plants of any kind, she knew the answer, and had great tips for every kind of flora. We will sure miss Crystal at the store. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.

  • LaDonna Faycosh

    Jeremy, Rachel, Vivian, Joyce and families, I was very sad to hear of the loss of my dear friend Crystal. I know how proud she was of you Jeremy and how muh she loved all of her family. She will live in our hearts forever.

  • Linda Melcher

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in their memories.

  • Gail Clark

    I worked with Crystal for several years. Such a nice, happy individual. Always helpful. Gone way too early! Prayers to the family.

  • Nancy J Fletcher

    Crystal, a bright and shining star Who lit up the world no matter near or far. We worked with beautiful plants and flowers And waited for each tomorrow. Your warmth and spirit will continue to shine from above As God envelopes you with His love. Missing you, Nancy J. Fletcher

  • Angie Aletha

    Thank you Crystal for the years of kindness you've showed me, during your marriage to my brother, and afterwards. I'm glad we connected via text, this year. You'll be in my heart and prayers. Fly high, sister. Much love, always. Angie

  • Geer Family

    RIP Crystal!!!! The Angels took you home!!!!

  • Dan/Kim Conley

    As her oldest 1st Cousin I have known and loved Crystal ( Chrissy to me ) since her birth! I adored her as a child and loved getting to know her as adults. We’ve spent countless hours gabbing on the phone and sharing life’s stories, happy and sad ones. We have cried together, laughed and joked together…most of all we shared a deep love that is sort of like sister-cousins…which isn’t surprising as we were all raised together, went to Prep together, holidays, etc. One special bond we had was being pregnant together…although she was so young and me only 5 Yrs ahead of her, we got fat and sassy together. I had Jennifer and she had Jeremy( Cousin Karee also had Andrea day before Jeremy). We were all winging it and made our share of mistakes but what we had in common was…we all deeply loved and wanted our children. I am heartbroken today and will even more treasure all my memories of this beautiful soul! Crystal…and I had many spiritual talks and I have faith that I will see her again. My deepest love to Jeremy and family, Vivian and family and Joyce and family, Laurie’s girls…my heart aches for your pain. Love Kim and Dan and families and Aunt Weenie(Norma)! Love ya Chrissy…I know you hated that Crystal Colleen!

  • Mary Kirk

    Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. With love and condolences for your loss... Mary Kirk

  • Eugenia J. Manuelito

    My deepest condolences to you Joyce and your sister Vivian on the recent loss of your beloved sister Crystal. I was truly saddened to hear about your loss as I have only fond memories of her. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you and the entire family on behalf of your beautiful sister. I only wish I were there to give you a warm consoling hug my sweet friend, but I'm sending you a if my love, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Crystal will forever live on in your hearts and in all of your endearing memories of her. May God's love and peace be with you all.

  • May K Ramey

    may miller 4 ever sisters

  • Sarah Dobkins

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your entire family. 🙏


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