Lorraine Powell Johnson, 92, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Parks Assisted Living in Odessa.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton, Texas with Dr. Jim Miles officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa. Private graveside services will be held in Panhandle, Texas.
Lorraine was born in Gray County, Texas on June 24, 1918 to Herman and Lillian (Williams) Powell. She grew up in Panhandle, Texas as the oldest of four sisters and one brother. She married Wade Johnson in Panhandle on June 1, 1935. During the years of the Depression and World War II, three children were born to this marriage.
She was a devoted mother and wife as well as a professional, working at the Borger News Herald for 35 years, retiring as head of the accounting department on May 31, 1985.
After the death of her husband in 1992, Lorraine moved to Fort Stockton, Texas. She became a member of the Pecos County Hospital Auxiliary serving two terms as President.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wade, and her son Dale Johnson; grandsons: David Gibson and Tony Johnson; great-grandson Shawn Savant. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Elmore Thomas (Jack) Powell and her sisters, Dortha Mae Powell, Elizabeth (Zibbie) Smith, and Joyce Sullivan.
Survivors are her son and daughter-in law Kenneth and Faye Johnson of Fort Stockton and daughter and son-in-law Dorothy Jean and Walyn Gibson of Odessa. Survivors also include 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Jody Powell of Panhandle and her beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Stockton, PO Box 100, or The Pecos County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Garden, Attention Ludene Reeves, PO Box 1648, Fort Stockton, TX 79735, or charity of your choice.