Chloe Marilyn (Glass) Johnson

Chloe Marilyn (Glass) Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia passed away in her home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was 86 years old. She was born on April 3, 1931 to Lewis and Evelyn Christian and grew up in Marlin, Texas. Chloe graduated from Marlin High School in 1948 where she was the Drum Major of the band. She attended Sam Houston State University before moving back to Marlin to raise her family. She worked at the VA Hospital in Marlin until 1971 when she accepted a position in Washington, D.C. with U.S Congressman W.R. (Bob) Poage of Waco. Upon Congressman Poage’s retirement, she worked for his successor, Marvin Leath of Marlin. In 1974, she met her husband, Gil Johnson, and they married in 1977. They retired to San Antonio, Texas in 1994 to be close to her sister, Judy and family. When Gil passed away in 2003, Chloe decided it was time to move to Atlanta to be near her daughter, Gail, and son, Steve and family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marlin and then later the Community Bible Church in San Antonio. Chloe was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her family and friends were more important to her than anything. She loved to travel--to see family; cruises in the Caribbean and Europe and to casinos with family and friends. She had recently achieved her goal of Silver Life Master in bridge and had continued competitive play online. She was also a dedicated San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan— Thanksgiving meals were always scheduled around the Cowboys game. Chloe was preceded in death by her husband, Gil Johnson; her mother, Evelyn Christian; her sister, Judy Ward; and son, Scott Glass. She is survived by her two children, Gail Glass and her partner, Robin Waterhouse, and her son, Steve Glass and his wife Lauren; three grandchildren, Katie (Mike Adams), Curry and Byron; one great grandson, Ryan Adams all of Atlanta, Georgia; four stepchildren, Gary, Sheryl, Doug and Mitch; six stepgrandchildren, Paul, Jennifer, Paul, Chuck, Corey, and Amber; two brothers-in-law, Ken Ward and Bobby Glass; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service and Celebration of Life were held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at The Allen House in Marlin, Texas. Donations may be made to The Marlin Public Library, 400 Oak Street, Marlin, Texas, 76661 (254) 883-6602) or Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, 1401 Peachtree St., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30309 (678) 686-1740) or online ttp://www.girlsincatl.org/donate-now/

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