Arlene <I>Johnson</I> Stephens

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Arlene Johnson Stephens

  • Birth 10 Apr 1955 Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Death 12 May 2007 Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered in Gulf of Mexico, per her request
  • Memorial ID 19418232

Arlene Johnson Stephens, beloved wife of David Stephens, has returned home to be with her Lord and parents. She was a talented musician, seamstress, decorator, gardener, ardent animal lover and environmentalist. She has fought cancer since September 1997 and showed all who knew her how to live, and die, with grace.

Arlene was born To a US Army officer, and spent her early life in several places including Bordeaux, France and Ogden, Utah. Due to the death of her parents at the age of 6, she and her sisters went to live with her grandparents, Nathan and Jewel Yarbrough in Pineville, Louisiana where she lived until she graduated from Tioga High School in 1973.

She studied piano and organ at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1975 where she was an accountant for Arkla Gas. She was active in the Shreveport Jaycees, holding several local, state and regional offices. In 1994 Arlene moved to Beavercreek, Ohio where she was a cost estimator for Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC).

It was at MTC that Arlene met Dave, the love of her life. They were married in a sunset ceremony on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii on October 7th, 1996. Arlene was active in Victory Baptist Church in Beavercreek, playing the organ for services even though the cancer weakened her body.

Arlene and Dave have lived in Centerville since April 2001. The Stephens are members of the First Baptist Church in Centerville.

Arlene is survived by her husband Dave; sisters, Janine Dunlap and husband Bill and Nadine Thomas; sisters-in-law, Tammy Wilson and husband Steve, Kathy Tingley and husband Paul, and Donna Brown; her mother-in-law, Marjorie Stephens; nieces, Laurene Shamblin and daughters, Katie and Lily, Lindsey Williams and husband Nathan, Jessica Sambrano and husband Moises; and nephews Michael Douglas, Steven Wilson, Nicholas Delawder, Brandon Tingley and Brent Tingley.

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  • Maintained by: Sue Johnson
  • Originally Created by: Mz Fish
  • Added: 17 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19418232
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arlene Johnson Stephens (10 Apr 1955–12 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19418232, ; Maintained by Sue Johnson (contributor 47267636) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered in Gulf of Mexico, per her request.