Candelaria Lujan Johnson

CANDELARIA LUJAN JOHNSON Candelaria Lujan Johnson was born February 2, 1922 and passed away on June 1, 2014. Candy was preceded in death by her husband Robert R. Johnson, father Manuel, mother Laurencita, sisters Rosanna, Teresa and Cordelia and grandson, Scott Riley. She is survived by her children Beverly Sadlowski (Walter), Robert James (David), Mark (Susy), Matthew (Jill), eight grandchildren, Korbin, Brock, Jill, Kasey, Christian, Adam Steven and Zachary, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Candy was a proud graduate of Loretto Academy and secured an Associate's Degree from NM Business College. She lived in Santa Fe for most of her life and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Raymond Johnson. She had countless friends and relatives who loved being with her. She was exceptionally independent and had boundless energy and was always the life of the party, entertaining all who knew her. She was deep in her faith and loved her family sincerely and always enjoyed her frequent visits to Las Vegas and would rarely miss her favorite "game shows". Candy worked for the Legislative Finance Committee for over 25 years and single handedly kept House Bill 2, the State of NM budget by hand on accounting ledgers for many years prior to the computer age. She was involved in many community organizations including the St. Francis Cathedral Altar Society, American Business Women's Association, Little Flower reading circle, and St. Vincent DePaul. She also volunteered at the Santa Fe Senior Center and helped hundreds of disabled and elderly citizens with their tax returns. Honorably serving as pallbearers are Korbin Johnson, Brock Johnson, Christian Sadlowski, Adam Sadlowski, Steven Johnson, and Walter Sadlowski. A visitation will be held on Sunday June 8, 2014 at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service from 6 to 7 p.m., where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica on Monday June 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at:

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 7, 2014