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Arlene Gayle Johns


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Arlene Gayle Johns Obituary
Arlene Gayle Johns July 13, 1939 - April 29, 2013 Arlene Gayle Johns was born on July 13, 1939 to Roscoe and Orene Penrod in Earlimart, CA and passed away on April 29, 2013 in Visalia, CA at the age of 73. Arlene grew up on a citrus ranch east of Delano which her dad started when she was a young school girl. Arlene attended school on Delano and graduated from Delano High School in 1957. GO CLASS of '57! She organized many class reunions and cherished the opportunity to know and learn about the lives of her classmates and friends. Arlene was active in numerous volunteer clubs and organizations throughout her life and has been a lifelong Guild member. Arlene enjoyed volunteering at the hospital in the towns she lived in and loved providing a little special kindness and service to those who may have needed it. Her favorite times were enjoying her grandkids, cheering them on at all of their sporting and academic events. Grandma loved hazing the umpires and referees and even coaches when their calls were off the mark. Arlene loved the company of her many cherished friends and neighbors. Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; dearly beloved husband Jerry Johns; sister Pat Wright; sister-in-law Ginger Johns; and brother-in-law Lamel Johns. She is survived by her son Scott Stephens; his wife Kindra; grandchildren Logan and Seth Stephens, Brian Johns Jr., Jamie Johns, and Shannon Reynolds; step-sons Brian, Michael, and Steven Johns; five great grandchildren; in-laws Boots Johns, Derrold Johns, Larry and Jan Johns; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Arlene's love and care for her family and friends will be greatly missed. A viewing will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. with a graveside service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Arlene's name to Sweet Nectar Society, P.O. Box 2431, Tulare, CA 93275, an organization that creates family memories through photography for terminally ill children, something she was passionate about. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from May 2 to May 3, 2013
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