Lloyd Waldon Johnston of Bloomington passed away Saturday (Feb. 9, 2019) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.
He was born Sept. 12, 1932, to Lester and Isadora Pyle Johnston. His parents and sister and brother-in-law, Eleanore and Wayne Turley of Paris, Ill., predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Berkebile Johnston, whom he married in 1953. Also surviving are his son, David (Lori Harvey), Normal, and their children, Clarissa (Aton Abril), San Jose, Calif., and Drew, Normal. Also surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Allison, Newbury Park, Calif., and her children, Will (Allison Vanderwall), Irvine, Calif., and Clair, San Diego, Calif.
Lloyd received his B.S. at Manchester College in Indiana. With an AEC Fellowship he attended Vanderbilt University and after receiving his M.S. began a 21-year career in the USAF. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt and began research at the School for Aerospace Medicine. He studied medical physics at M.D. Anderson. Upon leaving the Air Force he joined Holt-Krock Clinic in Fort Smith, Ark.
Lloyd sang in choral groups and his church choirs. He volunteered at the church in other ways. He was active in professional organizations for medical physics. He was active with the symphony board and community theater. It gave him great pleasure to teach math classes in the evening, first at San Antonio College and then Westark Community College/ University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In one of his last evaluations, a student wrote, “He is just a sweet, old man trying to help us understand algebra.”
The family would like to thank Dr. Shanmugam, Martin Health Center and Synergy caregivers for their wonderful care, and Mary Krutke, a caregiver who became a dear friend.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Normal, or Westminster Village Foundation. East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.