July 16, 1932 January 31, 2024
July 16, 1932 -- January 31, 2024

Doris Foreman Johnson

Doris Marie McClelland was born July 16, 1932, in Maverick, TX, close to Ballinger, TX. She was born to Margaret Emmalene and John Artie McClelland, Sr. She passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, in Rowlett, TX. Doris grew up in Ballinger, TX, and graduated from Ballinger High School in 1948.  

At 16 years old, she met the love of her life, Lonnie Z Foreman, Sr, when he and ‘Punk’ Matthews delivered milk to the McClelland household. Lonnie and Doris started dating, fell in love, and married when Doris was 17 years old, and Lonnie was 24 years old. They married on September 14, 1949.

Doris and Lonnie started their family and had four sons, Lonnie (Lon) Z Foreman, Jr, Charles (Charlie) Alan, David Wayne, and Clifton (Cliff) Bryan. In November 1960, Doris and Lonnie welcomed their only daughter, Linda Diane. Doris was so shocked when the doctor said that it was a girl. She didn’t believe that it was a girl until he showed her. When Lonnie called home to tell the boys that they had a sister,

one replied, "Oh boy, oh boy; a girl to wash the dishes!”

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy Hallmark; three brothers, Glyn McClelland and Robert McClelland and Baby Boy McClelland; numerous aunts and uncles; her grandparents, John Henry and Minnie (Webb) Stubblefield and Benjamin (Boots), and Katherine (Willis) Walker; and stepdaughter Pam (Johnson) Bloskas. 

She is survived by her brother, John A McClelland, Jr (Sandra) of San Antonio, TX; son, Lon Foreman of Wheeler, TX; Charlie Foreman (Joni) of Edgewood, TX; David Foreman (Sandra) of Mesquite, TX; Cliff Foreman (Linda) of Caddo Mills, TX; daughter Linda Foreman of Dallas, TX; stepson Joe Johnson of Greencastle, PA; stepdaughter Nan (Johnson) Stamps-Layman of Eureka Springs, AR.  

Doris is also survived by her many grandchildren, Jason Foreman (M’Leigha), Katie Bridges (Sammy), Zach Foreman (Margie), Kristi Craft (Jared), Tonya Foreman, Tony Foreman, Taylor Foreman, Jimmy Ernst (Jennifer), David Ernst (Shannon), Melissa Smith (Jimmy), and Katy Hurst.

After Lonnie, Sr, was tragically killed in a military plane crash in November 1961 while returning home from his two-week Tour of Duty with the US Air Force Reserves in Alaska, Doris was left to raise their five children, ages 11, 9, 6, 2, and 1 year old. After three years had passed, she met Varnell Johnson at Piggly Wiggly, his employer at that time. On October 10, 1964, they were married, and Doris also became a stepmom to Pam, Joe, and Nan. Doris enjoyed time with family, cooking, traveling, and sewing. Then, on November 1, 1994, Varnell had health issues and died. It was another sad time, but Doris again leaned on her family to overcome another loss.  

Doris was proud to be called Mamaw by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are several grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She wanted all of them named here: Cooper Reed, Reese Emma, Ella Grace, Drew Emma, Samuel Thomas, Sadie Tate, Anthony Dwayne, Alexis (Lexie) Lane, Luke Tyler, Colton Russell, Landry Faith, Jimmy Lee, Josiah Jeffrey (JJ), Tara Leigh, Tori Katheryn, Daniel Willard, Emalee Claudette, and Kinsley Gail. Doris was also proud to start a 5th generation with her 1st great-great grandson, Beckham Lee.

Doris was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord and was a Meadow View Church of Christ member. She enjoyed her time with her Christian Brothers and Sisters. Doris also enjoyed wearing her hats to church with her daughter while wearing their Sunday best. Doris also loved her kitty, Nutmeg, and spoiled her rotten.

* In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or an Animal Shelter of your choice.  


Pall Bearers are as follows:

Jason Foreman, grandson

Cooper Foreman, great-grandson

Zach Foreman, grandson

Anthony Webb, great-grandson

Luke Foreman, great-grandson

Jared Craft, grandson-in-law

Colt Craft, great-grandson

Danny Hallmark, nephew


Tami Williamson Schattner February 04, 2024

Westchester Dr, Neighbor, Denton Texas Ruidoso , New Mexico

Doris Johnson was such a part of our lives on Westchester Drive. I first knew her as Mrs. Foreman, then Mrs. Johnson. When speaking of her, my Mom always called her Doris Foreman and later Doris Johnson, never just Doris - I associated it with calling your child by their first and middle name and a sign of the times. Mrs. Johnson and Mom shared recipes and exploits of their assorted kids. And with her 5 and our 3, there were lots of stories to laugh and cry over, and mostly just shake their heads about. Westchester was a wonderful neighborhood, with lots of families and kids ranging from nursery age to high school - friends in every age bracket. Mrs. Johnson was a major presence in our little part of the world. and will be missed. My condolences and prayers for the Foreman and Johnson families, you are in my heart.

Brenda Bull February 03, 2024

Daughter in law (ex) Tockwall , Texas

I am blessed to have had this interesting, mischievous, great cook with a heart of gold and tough as nails woman in my life. She was an inspiration to many. I love her and will miss her, but I know I will see her again someday. Save me a seat , Doris. My sincere condolences to her loving family and friends. Prayers of comfort to each of you. Love, Brenda

Janice Lancaster Bennett February 04, 2024

Friend of family Fort Worth , Texas

Sending you my thoughts and prayers as you say your goodbyes to your mother. Though I never had the opportunity to meet her, I have enjoyed following her through Linda's Facebook page. She was truly a woman of good character and strength. Her children are good people, so she was a successful mother. In this life, all we can do is the best we can, and your mother is a shining example of strength and compassion and love. I wish I had met her. May she rest in peace, reunited with her loved ones who went before. Love to you all.

Meg Bomar February 07, 2024

Friend Carrollton , Texas

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.. Thinking of you Linda in this time of grief xx

MiMi Polk February 10, 2024

Neighbor Dallas , Texas

Sending my sincerest condolences to the Johnson family. Linda I always enjoyed talking w your mom as ya’ll were leaving or coming in. I held her in high regards. I’m going to miss seeing her sweet face. May she now live in paradise. 🙏🏽