With sadness we announce the passing of LaVern Johnson on Saturday, May 14, 2022
The basic funeral and memorial schedule is as follows: (see separate article for official full schedule)
There will be a viewing at the Elementary School 4- 5 pm. Walk through only. No service.
The Celebration of Life will be in LaVern Johnson Park starting at 6:00 pm. If you are local, we are asking that you walk or bike or cart so the public parking can be available for out-of-town guests.
The program is anticipated to last 90 minutes with light refreshments following. There will be 14 speakers, a Christian service, songs and a band, and more. An open mic is available following the program; and square dance exhibition will follow.
** Attendees may wish to eat prior to the service as it will be 7:30 or 8:00 before the service ends.
LaVern Johnson has been writing Lyons Recorder’s “About Town” social news column every week since October, 1983. LaVern became the president of the Lyons Historical Society two years after the group started in 1975, and became the Director of the Lyons Redstone Museum. She and her husband founded Red Rocks Ramblers Square Dance, Lyons, in 1958 to 2019 (with partial seasons after that). She has been on many Town of Lyons committees, the Parks Commission, and a Trustee on the Board of Directors, as well as on campaigns to save things important to a quality life in Lyons. Her family were early farmer pioneers in Lyons; her parents moving here in 1928.
Good Old Days, June 25, 2022 & Alumni Reunions
***MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON*** LaVern Johnson was a big supporter of Good Old Days, and fought for many years to keep it alive, as a “small town Lyons tradition.” It will go on this year 2022!
Lyons GOOD OLD DAYS is going on this year! Saturday, June 25th, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
There are three alumni groups coming, and having picnic in the LaVern Johnson Park. The Historic Society is having their short program at 1pm, on the Museum lawn, followed by Open House of the Museum (see your old year books and class pictures). In the evening there will be a live band concert in the Sandstone Park, with Pam Browning and her group. — More details will be posted in June. Save the Date!
==year 1969 had their 50 yr reunion already, but are coming for the dedication of the bench for Vietnam Veteran Mickey Hawkins on Friday at 6 p.m., and will have a picnic in the Park
==years 1970 -71 -72 are having their 50th reunion/picnic in the Park, which was delayed due to COVID.
==and the classes of the ‘00’s; ’01’s, and ‘02’s: —such as the ’00s: 1930, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00, 10, 20, —the ‘01’s, such as¸1931, 1941, 51, 6l, 7l, 8l, 9l, 01. 11. 21. —and ‘02’s, such as: `1932, 42, 52, 62, 72. 82, 92, 02, 12, 22, —as well as other alumni
The following people will be “acknowledged” in the audience:
==members of the 2022 High School Graduating Class, who are from pioneer families, (been in the Lyons area over 40 years)
==Alumni not attending a group picnic
==Pioneers of Lyons
All alumni and friends are invited; as well as all Lyons residents; and tourists.
A full Agenda/schedule will be posted at the first of June.
SAVE THE DATE~!