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Arlene Lorraine Johnson born Nov 26, 1937 Luverne, MN to Selmer & Mabel Bakke. Raised on a farm in Edgerton, MN, graduated from High School in 1955. In 1957 she married the love of her life USAF 2Lt Allen Johnson in Bryan AFB, Waco, TX. The next 26 years they travelled the world and finally settled in Pearland, TX in 1983.
You could not know Arlene and not love her...a grand lady, a great athlete, and loving caregiver. Adapting easily to country club life, Arlene quickly established herself at Golfcrest CC, winning the ladies championship 13 times, to include her 1987 win at the Texas Military Women's Championship in Kileen TX. She shot her age on more than one occasion and managed a couple of "holes-in-one" along the way.
Left behind to cherish memories are her sons: Tom and wife Andrea; Tate and wife Laura; Grandchildren: Travis, Chelsea, Lauren, Logan, Landon; Great Grandchildren Taylor and Lousea Also numerous other family members, friends, and the amazing community of Golfcrest CC. She will always be our Champion and Hero."To worry is folly so let's smile and be jolly"
A memorial service to honor and remember her life will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, 11 Mar, at South Park Funeral Home, Pearland, TX. In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation, in her name, to the charity of your choice.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 11, 2011