Elva Marie Johnson Josey Johnston, a wonderful mother, friend to all, and one of the great beauties of her era, died Saturday, the 23rd of February 2013, at the age of 96.
A more detailed and specific obituary was published in last Wednesday's edition and remains accessible via the internet.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Elva during a reception from five o'clock in the afternoon until half-past seven o'clock in the evening on Tuesday, the 5th of March, at the River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston. A uniformed steward from Geo. H. Lewis & Sons is to be positioned in the entrance hall so as to direct guests to the designated venue.
Last week, the family gathered for a private service of interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, where the Rev. Dr. Laurens A. Hall, Rector of The Church of St. John the Divine, officiated.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Elva's memory may be directed to the Texas Heart Institute, Development Office, MC 3-117, P. O. Box 20345, Houston, TX, 77225-0345; the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens - MFAH, P. O. Box 6826, Houston, TX, 77265-6826; or to the River Oaks Garden Club, 2503 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77098