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Vicki L. Johnston, 62

Dec 22, 2013

DeLand, Fla. Vicki Lynne Johnston, age 62, of DeLand, Fla., died early Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2013 at Florida Hospital, Deland. She was lovingly surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Service will be at a later date.

She was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Osage, Iowa, to Don and Lucille Christensen. On Jan. 21, 1984, in Blue Earth, she was married to her skydiving teammate Michael Johnston. She worked in nursing for 37 years, retiring as nursing supervisor of the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Halifax Medical Center as a CNOR CRNFA (certified RN First Assistant open heart surgery). She was a skydiver for 38 years becoming a Certified Master Parachute Rigger, Instructor, and accomplished competitor with 14 world records. She was a member of AORN, The US Parachute Assocation and St. Peters Catholic Church in?Deland. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, scuba diving, caring for others and spending time with her many friends and family including her dog Patches.

She is survived by her husband, Mike; daughter, Christen; son, Daniel; mother, Lucille “Lucy” Christensen; brother, Bill (Laurie) Christensen; nieces, Mariah Christensen, of St. Paul, and Tess Christensen, of Florida; nephew, Caleb Christensen, of Boston; and uncle Gerry (Marianne) Studer.

She is preceded in death by her father, Don Christensen, and an infant brother, Stephen Wayne Christensen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.