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JohnnaDean (Johnnie) Prothero Obituary

JohnnaDean "Johnnie" Prothero passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015. She was the youngest of 16 children born to Julian and Sirilda (Sadie) Smith of Yuba City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings. Sisters Ann Winters, Delphine (Kewpie) Myers and Erline Davis, and brothers Alex, Clarence, Theodore, Albert (Little Twin), Alfred (Big Twin), Julian, Danny and Richard Smith.

She is survived by her loving spouse Cecelia Azevedo, sons Robert, Michael and wife Renee, Edward and wife Lora. Her grandchildren LeAnn, Ryan, Tierza and Steven. Also, two great-grandchildren Steven and Samantha. Surviving siblings are Viola Sheets, Leta Arfsten, Rozella (Chuggie) Banos and Ron Smith.

Johnnie was our "favorite aunt" because of her loving ways and down right silliness that she shared with an abundance of nieces and nephews.

She had many careers including "Cafeteria Lady" and "Honorary Cheerleader" at YCHS and she also worked at the snack counter inside the Yuba Co. Courthouse. In her later years, she worked for Lincoln School After School program until her health issues forced her to retire.

Johnnie's legacy to the entire Smith family is one of great love and continuous laughter!

Her services will be held May 1, 2015 at Noon. Graveside Sutter Cemetery.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2015
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