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Date of Birth: May 07, 1939

Date of Death: October 27, 2018

Clara Louise Johnston-Willis, age 79, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2018, at Hospice of the Valley, Surprise, Arizona. Clara was born on May 7, 1939, to Paul and Clara Johnston. She was a graduate of Technical High School in Omaha, Nebraska. She married Bloomis Willis on May 17, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to starting a family, she worked diligently over the years honing her professional skills as a paralegal, property manager, and real estate agent for Walmart, Chicago Title, and self-employed owner of Willis Farms. Clara fulfilled the role of daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother throughout many happy years, spreading love and joy to those who met her. Married at a young age, she established a family that would grow into a dynasty. Her loving, caring, and exuberant personality will be carried on by her family, friends, and those who had the special opportunity to know her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bloomis and daughter, Marsha. She is survived by her two children, Brent and Brad (Lonetta), four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews

Service Information

Family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Clara are invited to the celebration of her life which will be held on November 8th at 1:00 pm at the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center located 11250 N. 107th Ave Sun City, AZ 85351


In lieu of flowers, consider contributing to Sun City 4 Paws Rescue, Inc. which provided Clara with four-legged companionship . Additionally, consider contributing to Sunshine Services Inc. whom selflessly provided free medical equipment during her time of need.