Hazel Marie Johnson
A memorial service for Hazel Marie Johnson, 91, of Clinton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Christian Church, officiated by Dr. Randy Willingham (grandson) and Rev. Wendell Folsom
Mrs. Johnson died Monday, March 24, 2014, in her home in Clinton.
She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Stafford, the daughter of Tomas R. and Olivia (Tilley) Fondren.
Mrs. Johnson was raised in the Stafford Community and attended school there. She married Wilbern Johnson on April 20, 1940, in Arapaho.
They soon made their home in California but returned back to the Clinton area in 1941. She owned and operated Jean’s Café for a short time in the early 1950s. She was later employed as a dietician at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and she worked as the social director at the Highland Park Manor (now Grace Living Center).
During the oil boom in the 1980’s she worked as a sales representative for Dream House Mobile Homes as well as doing Census work for the government.
She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; and four sisters, Julia Keeton, Orena Ferris, Pauline Bateman and Gertrude Johnson; and four brothers, Wesley Fondren, Jesse Fondren, Floyd Fondren, and Bob Fondren.
Survivors include her daughters, Carrie Willingham and her husband, Royce, Clinton, Lanna Jones and her husband, Daryl, Clinton, Mary Gay Harbin and her husband, Ray, Midwest City, Cherry
Thompson, Clinton, Vicki Watkins and her husband, Kenneth, Arapaho, and Pauline Celsor and her husband, Scott, Yukon; 18 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.