Genie Johnson, 1942-2015
Little Rock, Arkansas
Published: October 13, 2015
Genie Johnson Sigler died on October 11, 2015. Born October 5, 1942, she was the daughter of Eugenia Peek Johnson and Willis Witherspoon Johnson, Jr. She was a 6th generation Arkansan.
She attended Little Rock Public Schools and graduated from Lausanne School in Memphis, Tenn., where she was elected Miss Lausanne. Genie attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and graduated from the University of Alabama. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Genie married the love of her life, William (Bill) Sigler on June 17, 1967, and they were married for 48 years. They had one daughter, Beth Sigler, who was also the love of her life.
She lived all of her life in Little Rock and was a member of the Junior League of Little Rock, Little Rock Garden Club, the Colonial Dames in the State of Arkansas, and the Country Club of Little Rock. Genie was a Garden Club of America Approved Judge in Floral Design. She had a passion for Pilates and a special talent for design, both floral and home.
Genie loved her family, her friends, and her church. She was a lifelong member and a Deacon of Second Presbyterian Church. She also loved traveling and spending peaceful weekends at Lakeside Country Club and annually the month of August in Epworth Heights, Michigan.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Beth; sister, Beth Bridgforth (John) of Forrest City; sister-in-law, Martha Sigler Guthrie of New Orleans; nephews, David Bridgforth of Washington D.C., Byron Guthrie of Portland, Ore., and John Guthrie of Silver Springs, Md. She is also survived by a host of close cousins and dear friends.
Genie's memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. A reception will follow the service in the church's Second Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Arkansas Children's Hospital, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.