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My Epitaph

I was Lamar Johnson... but now a spirit awaiting the elevator going up. During the last couple of years being an earthling, I read the obituary columns to see if I was still alive. During my perusals I noticed that most of the information was focused on how wonderful the deceased was, I decided to write my own obituary and thank my survivors for making me the wonderful being that I was, If I was, and I think I was.

I reluctantly left behind, my wife Mabel, who was the most beautiful lady in the whole universe. She was a reservoir of great love and generosity and a wit that I wouldn't quit, and had a special tolerance for marrying a dirty old man. I also left behind my awesome daughter, and also my buddy, Jianna (Gigi), my two equally caring step-daughters, Lori and Linda. Grandchildren; Jon and Jennifer, and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Justin, along with their wonderful mother, Heather, and sons-in-law, Chris Strick, Charley Lyde, and Greg Fain. I would also like to include Delia and Rob Bachus for the years of love and companionship and home-made preserves they generously bestowed upon me. All were attentive by constantly displaying their love and devotion to me.

Before I became a spirit I had asked my family to omit any funeral service and to have a party, tell some of my old jokes while being serenaded with my favorite music "The Glory of Love" and "Makin' Whoopie", which signifies what my life was all about.

Happiness comes in many ways. Recognize it; and cherish it.

Oh! Oh! I hear the ping of the elevator. Gosh, I hope it's the right one.


A Celebration of Lamar's life will be held from 2 - 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926.

Memorial Donations may be made to in Lamar's name in care of the funeral home.

You may share your thoughts online at nbcfh.com Please see nbcfh.com for Lamar's full obituary.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 27, 2012
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