Thomas 'TJ' L Johnston
Thomas E. "TJ" Johnston, 73, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Monday morning, October 14, 2019, at his home.
Tom was born in Forest Grove and has spent most of his life in the area, having been a graduate with the Forest Grove High School Class of 1964. He was a graduate from Blue Mountain Community College in 1971 as Student Body President with a Degree in Police Science. His family settled in Champoeg Creek in 1850.
In 1977, Tom married Raean Vandehey at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Forest Grove. They have three adult children, Sara Marshall, Lindsey Carron and Matt Johnston.
In 2001 Tom retired from the Forest Grove Police Department after over 30 years of service. From 2001-2009 he was the Student Supervisor at the Forest Grove High School. In 2002 Tom ran for the Forest Grove City Council and won, Tom is now the Council President.
He also serves on the League of Oregon Cities Finance and Taxation Policy Board, The Governors Interoperability Executive Council, the Broad Band Sub-Committee, The Leagues Conference Planning Committee, Washington County Public Safety Coordinating Council, serving as Chairman Twice, the Vice Chair on Washington County Consolidated Communications Call Center.
Tom has been a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for 39 years and a charter member of the Forest Grove Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2440, having been the past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He is also a member of the Cornelius Eagles Lodge, a Life member of the Holbrook Lodge #30, Al Kader Shriners, President of the Daybreak Rotary, Vice Chair of the Forest Grove Urban Renewal District, Board Member of Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce and Liaison to several boards and commissioners.
Tom has been helping people most of his life and working of Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home allows him to continue to help those at a very stressful time in their lives.
Arrangements entrusted to Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove.