Lane Aleen (Cunningham) Johnson
1981 - 2020
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Lane Aleen Johnson (Cunningham)

Lane Aleen Johnson (Cunningham), 38, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a long-fought battle with cancer. Born in Las Vegas on September 8, 1981, to David Noel and Vicki Lynn Cunningham, Lane relocated with her family to Reno when she was five. Lane attended Brown Elementary, Pine Middle, and Galena High Schools. Lane earned her BS in Nutrition from UNR in 2004, and after graduation went on to obtain her cosmetology license.

Lane married the love of her life and partner in crime, Martin (Marty) Johnson on July 12, 2008. Together, Lane and Marty built a large, busy life. They filled it with love, four children (Faith, Logan, Reagan, and Dylan), laughter, extended family, and friends. Lane was happiest in the midst of noisy family chaos.She loved large celebrations; often her baking and talented cake decorating were the grand finales to Marty's famous BBQs. This demonstrating how they complemented one another in all things. Lane loved getting everyone together, using any excuse available - birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, etc. You name IT, and she was on IT. And IT had a theme, complete with decor, attire, amusements, and cakes to match. Always armed with a plan and her strong determination, Lane was a reckoning force. Yet, she was open to sharing, suggesting, and contributing. She met each gift of time or talent with, "That would be perfect!"

Marty and Lane owned Confessions Salon. Lane was a tireless leader until her illness forced her to retire. At Confessions, Lane employed her special gift of drawing out everyone's best side, for both her guests and team members. Lane was an amazing woman with the kindest intentions. Making people feel beautiful, both inside and out, warmed her heart.

Surviving Lane are her mother Vicki, husband Martin, her children, Logan, Reagan and Dylan, step-daughter, Faith, sister Misty, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lane was preceded in death by her father, David Noel Cunningham, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lane was much loved by her ward family; as evidenced in their support and blessings throughout her entire illness.

Lane will be deeply loved and forever missed by all who knew her. During this difficult time of social distancing, the family will hold private services for Lane. Those of wishing to send your sympathies may do so by donating to the Children's Cancer Fund.

The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Mathis in Reno as well as the Doctors and nurses at UCSF for their expert care and encouragement during her valiant battle with cancer.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from May 22 to May 23, 2020.
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May 29, 2020
I met Lane when she was going to Beauty School, she would do my hair and I followed her when she opened her business on W. 7th St. She was the sweetest person and what a professional at what she did. She loved her family so much, she would share stories of her children and of course Marty. She loved you so much and it was evident. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Annie Brossard
May 26, 2020
Lane was a treasure that is for sure. She will be greatly missed by all.
Judi Gesh
May 24, 2020
My memory will always be walking into her shop and being welcomed with her gorgeous sweet smile. I enjoyed each moment I spent with her, while she did my hair. Over the last twelve years I grown to love her and our talks. I will truly miss
Susan Daly
May 22, 2020
We all love your Lane and you will be truly missed. Lane fought so hard thru this terrible illness. Aunt Vickie, Marty and Misty, as the days and weeks pass, and as we all return to life's routine, may we all feel comforted by the love and support of our families and friends. As a butterfly flys around us we know Lanes watching over.
RIP sweet Lane you took a part of our hearts with you.
Forever in our hearts
Scheri Cunningham
May 22, 2020
Marty, Vicki, Misty, and family,

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Lane.
Lane truly was a treasure of a lady, with an infectious laugh.
May the fond memories of her help to ease your sorrow during this most difficult time
Karen Catlin
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