LaVern M Johnson, July 23, 1927 – May 14, 2022
Celebration of Life, May 25, 2022
Visitation at Lyons Elementary School Gymnasium
Memorabilia, photographs, plaques/awards were placed on tables along the wall.
Funeral procession around Lyons
Attendees sign in, and sit in “rainbow” semi-circle
Speakers: Pastor Emily Hagan “Welcome/Scripture”, grandson Randall Johnson “Obituary,” Jerry Johnson, son, “My Mother,” Cindy & Audrey Johnson, daughter-in-law and granddaughter “Maxine, mother-in-law,” Kathleen Spring, friend/tribute
Also Tributes by friend Sam Tallent and Red Rocks Square Dancing Joan Bristol.
Performers: “Over the Rainbow” school band ~ “What a Wonderful World” school band ~ “Imagine” school choir ~ “What a Wonderful World” Jesse Garland ~ square dance demonstration
Tributes by SVVSD school district, Town Administrator, 3 former mayors
Tributes by: Joie Siegrist, SVVSD president; Dr Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent; Nicholas Angelo, former mayor; Connie Sullivan, former mayor; Julie Van Domelen, former mayor; Victoria Simonsen, town administrator. ~~ Mayor Julie explained that the chair on the stage was given to LaVern when she retired after 13 years as a Town Trustee, so she would always have a seat at the front of the room to continue to attend meetings.
Military Color Guard. Pallbearers. Refreshments. Private burial in Lyons Cemetery
Pallbearers: Ernie Weir (left), Tracy McDonnell (son of brother Herb McConnell); Scott Leiding (son of sister Sharon McConnell); Randall Johnson (grandson); Byron McConnell (brother); Trevor Johnson (grandson).
All photographs are better seen on a computer screen. ~~ All Photographs are copyright protected; please contact the photographer or newspaper for permission to re-use. Thank you.
Photographs without name credits were taken by Kathleen Spring.