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Edna Lucille Johnson, an 11 year resident of Lawndale, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012. Born in Lennox, CA, Edna was 85 when she died. Edna grew up in Paso Robles, CA and attended grade school and high school there. She ran her own cafe there for a year after World War II. She was a cook, a waitress, a theater usher, and candy maker in her young life. She moved to Manhattan Beach, CA in 1949 and worked at Metlox Pottery. Her last employment was with Chemical Milling, making early printed circuit boards in the early sixties. After retirement Edna moved to Anza, CA with her husband, Okey Johnson and continued living in Anza after Okey passed. She returned to Lawndale in 2000. She liked collecting antiques, loved walking every day, and never missed a chance to go to a casino with her family. She prized her family above all else and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Edna was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Edna is survived by son, James Johnson of Lawndale, CA and daughter, Beverly Rhoden of Ventura, CA. She was preceded in death by father, Ernest Register and mother, Jessie Register. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday May 18 at 5:30 pm with a reception following in the Lighthouse Reception Room until 8:30 pm. Burial will be at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

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  1. My sweet Edna. I miss you so bad it hurts. I know you are at peace now and for that I am grateful. You have been the most amazing Grandmother! My memories are so many and so very special. I will always keep you close in my heart and our memories alive. I know you are watching over us all. I cant wait till the day I can see you again. Until then rest in peace my sweet Grandmother. I will always love you. Christine

  2. To my amazing Great Grandma Edna, You are by far the strongest women i know and ever will know. you were such a wonderful women, whenever i would see you you were always so happy and had the best personality. your strength inspires me and i will always remember your happy smile every time I would look at you. Thank you for being such an amazing person to my mom, you taught her what it means to be the BEST Grandmother. All her memories of you she had shared with me will forever be held in my heart. You were a huge impact in her life, and I thank you for all you’ve done for her throughout her childhood. you are truly an inspiration to me, and I am so happy you lived a long, healthy, and happy life<3 you will always be in my heart. REST IN PEACE ! - your Great Grandaughter Taylor.

  3. Grandma Edna words cant describe how much I look up to you. You have always been such a strong,caring, and independent woman. I am so proud to call you my great grandma. One of my favorite things about you was all the amazing stories about your life that you would share with me. “If I could only experience half the things you did, I would be one happy girl.” I would say to myself. You always kept me laughing with the sence of humor you had, Im really going to miss that most about you. I hope you know just how much you are loved by so many people. You have been such a roll model for not only me but for all your grandkids. I thank you so much for everything you have done for everyone. You always put everyone else first and would worry about yourself last. I think that is a quality you passed down to my mom and aunts along with being compassionate, Independent, and strong. They all looked up to you so much grandma, and still do. They are who they are because of you and I cant thank you enouph for being so great to them. They have shared so many great stories about the summers theyde spent with you. No matter how many times they tell them to me,I never get sick of them because of the way they light up every time they talk about the memories they have shared with you. You were such a great woman grandma. I know you are looking down and watching over us now. You are my gaurdian angel and not a day will go by that I dont think of you. I love you grandma. And I will see you again when my time comes. Rest In Peace. I love you. -always your great grandbaby Britt.

  4. Edna, I will miss laughing so hard with you that we end up all crying. The memories with you are the best in my life and I am so grateful to have them. You have been such an inspiration to me and a woman I admired more than any other person I know. Thank you for the love you gave. We will be together again someday, until then I will carry you in my heart through life’s journey knowing you are with me. I love you, Edna.

  5. My dearest grandmother has given me the best memories of my life in which I will always cherish. No one will be missed more than you Edna. I love you.

  6. My dearest grandmother has given me the best memories of my life in which I will always cherish. No one will be missed more than you Edna. I love you.

  7. My dearest grandmother has given me the best memories of my life in which I will always cherish. No one will be missed more than you Edna. I love you.

  8. My dearest grandmother has given me the best memories of my life in which I will always cherish. No one will be missed more than you Edna. I love you.

  9. My dearest grandmother has given me the best memories of my life in which I will always cherish. No one will be missed more than you Edna. I love you.

  10. You will never be happy unless you are happy with what you have. You taught me to be happy with what I have. I will always love you Edna. I will see you again soon. Thank you for the values you instilled in me. I will always love and cherish you.

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