Alice Levingston Johnson (11/2/1921 - 11/23/2017)

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Alice was born November 2, 1921, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Richard and Maggie Levingston. She passed away November 23, 2017, in Clifton, Texas, at the age of 96.

Alice was born and baptized in Lake Charles, Louisiana. When she was three, her family moved to Orange, Texas. She was raised in Trinity Lutheran Church in Orange and was confirmed in that church in 1935. Her Confirmation verse was Romans 10:9-10: "That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

After graduating from Orange High School, she was employed in the Accounting Department of Texas Creosoting Company.

As a greeter for her church, she met Reinhold (Ray) Johnson of Dassel, Minnesota, when he attended her church one Sunday. She and Ray were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Orange on September 12, 1942. Ray served in the South Pacific with the U. S. Navy in World War II. In 1946, they moved to Tyler and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Alice served her church in many areas as a volunteer and was Business Manager there for six years. A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, she served as Assistant Administrator at Colonial Manor Nursing Home and retired as Administrator of the Salvation Army's Tysen House Retirement Home. The chapel at Tysen House was named the Johnson Chapel in her honor.

Alice was a charter member and Member Emeritus of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and served as Program Chairperson of the East Texas Fair Senior Citizens Day and as Committee Chairperson of the Smith County Council on Aging. She was a Mah Jongg player.

Her husband preceded her in death after 58 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mary, and her brother Thomas. Survivors include daughter Caroline and husband Stephen Gayeske of Waco and daughter Christine Harper of Tyler; grandsons Patrick and wife Stefani Johnston of Victoria, Brett and wife Katie Johnston of Galveston, Travis and wife Heather Johnston of Round Rock, Adam and wife Kimbra Harper of Jacksonville, Timothy Harper of Gallatin; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Jeanette and husband Jerry Brown of Fayetteville, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews on her husband's side.

Visitation will be held 5-7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Harper, Randy Janne, Rex Janne, Brian Malcolm, Andy Martinez, and Jack Netterville. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Clark, Robert Gunter, Gary Hoehn, Larry Krumm, E.C. Rackel, and Rodney Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Tyler or the Salvation Army.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 26, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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