Johnette Louise Baldwin Brogdon, age 91, of Springdale, Ark., passed peacefully on July 6, 2019, following a long journey with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Rogers, Ark., on August 15, 1927 and was a long-time Springdale resident until relocating recently to live with her daughter in Rochester, N.Y. She was the daughter of John Lewis Baldwin and Ida Ethel Creech Baldwin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Max Clayton Brogdon, son Brian Clayton Brogdon, brother Roland Wayne Baldwin, and mother-in-law Letha Brogdon. She is survived by daughter Gail Brogdon Dowd, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Johnette graduated from Rogers High School in 1947. She was a telephone operator for several years working for Rogers Telephone Company and specialized in connecting international calls. Johnette and Max married on May 4, 1954 in Rogers, Ark., and they moved from California to Tulsa, Okla. with his U.S. Air Force assignments. She loved being a mother and a homemaker. She loved to smile, sing, and laugh. She had many dear relatives and friends who also share our sorrow. Visitation will be held at Sisco Funeral Chapel at 705 W Meadow Ave, Springdale, ARK., 72764 on Thursday, July 18, from 12:30–2:00. A celebration of life to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Woodward presiding. Graveside committal service to follow at Bluff Cemetery. Please wear her favorite color blue, or another vibrant color. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider a donation to the Children's Safety Center, 614 E Emma Ave #200, Springdale, Ark., 72764; Arkansas Children's Hospital, c/o Arkansas Children's Foundation, PO Box 2207, Lowell, Ark., 72745; Dillon International Adoption, 7335 S. Lewis Ave, Suite 204, Tulsa, Okla., 74136; or the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.siscofuneral.com.
Published July 14, 2019