Eleanor Charlene Johnson, age 93, went home to Glory with Christ on August 25, 2021, in Kyle, Texas. Charlene passed away peacefully at Orchard Park Assisted Living, Memory care section as she had been on Hospice care for the past several months of this year. Cheryl and Danny had one last visit with her at our home on Saturday August 21, 2021, as she spent the day with us before slipping into a deep sleep syndrome. She will be dearly missed on this side of heaven, but we will see her again in the eternal life with Christ that we all look forward to as believers!
Charlene was a native of California being born and raised in San Bernardino on February 8,1928, to John W. Gravlee and Jewell Gravlee formerly of La Junta, CO. Charlene loved California and especially San Bernardino as it was a very lovely place at the foothills of the surrounding mountain vistas. John and Jewell would raise two girls, Yvonne, and Marie as their own children along with Charlene as they all grew up, Charlene would graduate from San Bernardino High in the mid '40's and go on the marry the love of her life, Ralph Eugene Johnson of Knoxville, Tennessee, as it was wartime during those years. Charlene and Eugene were faithful members of the Mt. View Church of Christ and loved the church. They nurtured and helped others in their walk with God and helped the church grow and dedicated their lives to it. Eugene would go on to become an Elder and would work beside Charlene's father John and Gowan Evans as elders of the church. They never wavered in their faith in the gospel of Christ! They would come to have many brothers and sisters in Christ through the years.
Eugene and Charlene would have their first child, Cheryl L. Johnson, in October 1947 and adopted her brother Stanley K. Johnson some five plus years later. Most of all they were a loving family and would spend most of their early years in the San Bernardino/Riverside area. Eugene would later go on to achieve his teaching degree from UCLA. Charlene went to work in the medical field, working as office manager for Henry Gong, MD for over 17 years before switching to Library science at Riverside Community College where she retired after spending many years there.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jewell, her beloved husband Eugene, her sister Yvonne. Her remaining sister, Marie lives in the Tampa Florida area with her husband Ron Adams.
Charlene and Eugene's daughter Cheryl is married to her husband, Daniel (Danny or Dan) Cook, DDS in Kyle, TX. Charlene has grandchildren, Cheri, Steven, and David from Cheryl and Danny. The great grandchildren from Cheri and her husband Bill are Danny Fulton and Bella Sarten. Danny lives with his wife Jaz in CO. Bill and Cheri have daughters Amy and Kati of AR. Amy is married to husband Chris and have children, Connor, Brodie, Elliot, and Milo. Kati has children, Sophia, Madison, and Grayson. Steven, DDS and Tonya Cook have daughters, MaryJewell and Zada. David is still in hopes of adding to the number of great grandchildren in the future!
Charlene's son Stan and wife Kim of Santa Maria, CA, have children Kayla and Brandon. Kayla is married to husband Mike and has children, Haley and Jenna and Mike's daughter, Mariah. Brandon has daughter Chloe, and he abides with his wife Eva, and they have children Ashley and Logan. Kayla and Brandon and family all live in Santa Maria, CA.
Charlene's sister, Marie and husband Ron Adams have son Brian of Oklahoma City, OK and daughters Jeanne of Salinas, CA and Cindy of Valencia CA. Brian lives with wife Carol and has children, Brianne, and Christopher, both of AR. Brianne and husband Erick have children, Hanna, and William. Jeanne lives with husband Manuel and has sons, Ronald, and Steven. Ronald has daughter, Marley. Cindy is married to husband Alvaro and have sons, Adan and Cole. Sister Yvonne and husband Acel are both deceased but have children, Cathy of AZ, and Gary of WA. Cathy and husband, Renato have daughter Sandra of Germany. Sandra and husband Michael have children, Susan, and Christopher. Gary and Chris have son Justin of CA.
Charlene lived a life well lived and her time on this earth has made an impression on all that knew her for her faith, veracity, love, audacity and caring for others! She leaves not only family but many friends and acquaintances that are glad that they knew her while she passed this way! We wish to thank all those that cared for her in Orchard Park Assisted Living as she was well cared for during her sojourn there! She will be greatly missed by friends and family but her memory will be greatly treasured and her memory will live on in each and every heart she touched!
Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle
Kyle, TX 78640
During this difficult time of abundant caution due to the Corona Virus, the gathering is limited to 140 people at the funeral home. Masks and Social distancing are Highly recommended. For those unable to attend, the service will be available via Livestream at the link below beginning at 6:00 p.m.