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Reed Johnston

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Reed Johnston

Reed Johnston, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., died Feb. 28, 2014.

He was a longtime resident of the Wenatchee Valley.

His many career positions in the fruit industry included president and CEO of Pacific Fruit Growers, general manager of Stemilt Management Inc., Stemilt vice president of grower relations and general manager, president and CEO for Welch Apples Inc. After retirement, he founded Johnston Consulting Co.

Survivors include his wife Ileen Johnston of East Wenatchee; daughters Diane Boehle of Redwood City, Calif.; Carol Johnston of San Diego, Calif.; stepsons Roger Taylor of Mesa, Ariz. and Brian Taylor of Mesa, Ariz.; and a stepdaughter, Leslie Martin of Wenatchee.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 at First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington St. Internment will follow at Wenatchee Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley.

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