Arlene Summers Johnston, 88, of Orange, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in Orange Forest Lawn. Officiating will be the Rev. David Millner of Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Claybar Funeral Home in Orange .

Arlene was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Sulphur, Okla., the daughter of Bill and Mattie (Griffith) Summers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Noel and Sally Griffith; son, Constable Parker “P.T.” Thompson; brother, Orville Summers; and son-in-law, Richard Hudson Sr.

Survivors include her husband, Howard S. Johnston; her sons, Harold D. Thompson of Orange, Donald and Gladys Thompson of Mineola; daughter, Dorothy Hudson of Bridge City ; grandchildren, Jennifer Nichols, Leslie Thompson, Russell Thompson, Richard Hudson Jr., and Brian Hudson; great- grandchildren Marissa Thompson, Jaelyn Nichols and Kylie Reed.

Mrs. Johnston was a Christian that dedicated her life to her family. Her grandchildren were constantly entranced by her tales of years past. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Russell Thompson, Richard Hudson Jr., Brian Hudson, Shawn Skinner, and sons Harold Thompson and Donald Thompson.