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Arlene Mae Johnson
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Arlene Mae Johnson - photo by Contributed/Kent Johnson

Arlene Mae Johnson passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 in Hendersonville, NC. 

She is preceded in death by her parents: Fred and Mary Stowell of Yuba, Wisconsin, her husband Gaylord, their son Todd, and her only brother Harley.

Arlene and her family lived in Sparta and Eau Claire, WI prior to moving to Hendersonville, NC in 1985.  After teaching business courses in high school and college for 36 years and night school simultaneously for 22 years, Arlene retired in 1992.

Giving to her community was of great importance to Arlene which is evident in her volunteering for Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Opportunity House, her church, Western Alliance, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She loved helping people.

Arlene is survived by one son, Kent and his wife, Crystal of Hoschton, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interfaith Assistance Ministry, 210 Ehringhaus St., Hendersonville NC  28739 and/or Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville NC  28791.

A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home at 125 South Church St., Hendersonville, NC 28792. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.