Alyene Tomlinson

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Alyene Tomlinson

October 19, 1918 - October 27, 2018

Services for Alyene Tomlinson of Coalgate are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown's Funeral Service-Chapel, with Brother Rusty Canoy officiating. Burial follows at Coalgate Cemetery.
Mrs. Tomlinson died Oct. 27, 2018, at Lexington. She was born Oct. 19, 1918, at Lula to Joseph Lee Johnston and Dona "Doney" (Gore) Johnston.
She attended grade school at Rocky Point, north of Centrahoma, and Tupelo High School. She was not only a housewife but also worked on the family farm, doing whatever was needed. In 1958 she began working at Blue Bell/Wrangler and later Vanity Fare for 33 years, retiring in 1991.
Mrs. Tomlinson lived life for her family. She loved her children and all of her many grandchildren. She enjoyed the grands' and great-grands' birthday parties and liked watching them play baseball or any sport they were involved in. She liked to sew and was an avid reader.
She was a very sweet and precious lady who will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She was of the Baptist faith.
Recently, Mrs. Tomlinson celebrated her 100th birthday and was inducted as the 2251st person honored by Centenarians of Oklahoma since their inception in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Tomlinson and wife, Nell, Claremore, and Wayne Tomlinson and wife, Linda, Coalgate; two daughters, Ulene Mowdy, Lexington, and Lawana Dansby and husband, Ronald, Ada; nine grandchildren, Annette Hamm and husband, Jerry, Tony Mowdy and wife, Buffy, all of Lexington, Tammi Stephens and husband, Harold, Atoka, Michael Tomlinson and wife, Lynn, Tulsa, WaLinda Harbour and husband, Robbie, Atoka, Joann Flowers, Coalgate, Daniel Tomlinson and wife, Amanda, Pauls Valley, Darin Dansby, Ada, and Justin Dansby and wife, Ashley, Ada; 28 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. One brother, Clement Johnston of Anza, California, and five nieces also survive her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulyesess Tomlinson; her parents, Joe and Doney Johnston; granddaughter, Janet Mowdy Buchanan; son-in-law Glenn Mowdy; three brothers, Norris Johnston, Howard Johnston and Art Johnston; and one sister, Jewel Roach.
Bearers are Mrs. Tomlinson's nine grandchildren.
Honorary bearers are her son-in-law and daughters-in-law, as well as the great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Published on October 30, 2018
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