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Lynn Emerson Johnson


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Lynn Emerson Johnson Obituary
September 27, 1930 - February 18, 2017 Lynn passed at age 86 on 2/18/2017. He resided in Culver City for the past 60 years. He died of esophageal cancer that had spread to liver, lungs and suffered a stroke. He went peacefully under hospice care with his 3 daughters at his side. Lynn was born in Salt Lake City, UT to parents Stella Jensen and Art Ferdinand Johnson, where he resided along with his brother Art (Whitey) Laroy Johnson until they built a home in 1940 in Santa Monica, CA. He met Mary Margaret Pauline Ellis, who he married at the age of 20. They raised 6 children (Carla, Kathy, Jennie, Kevin, Karen and Lynn, Jr.) after buying a home in Culver City, CA. Lynn had a lifelong passion for cars. He spent his early adult years building cars and engines with many of his friends and racing them at local drag strips. He restored many muscle car classics: a Mustang Shelby Cobra, several Cougars, and his main show car the 1940 Ford that his father originally owned among many. He belonged to many car clubs showing his cars throughout the years. He owned his own body shop, "Scotty's," in Santa Monica. Lynn had many hobbies building model airplanes with gas engines, woodworking, golfing, bowling, water and snow skiing, swimming, and customizing his home. He was a great family man having many gatherings for all occasions and famous for making cocktails at these gatherings. The family frequented the famous Santa Monica Muscle Beach where he entertained us on the "rings." He enjoyed wagering over sports (mostly football and car races). He is survived by his 3 daughters (Kathy, Jennie and Karen) and 1 son (Lynn, Jr.), 7 grandchildren (John, Jimmy and Joey Brasher, Eric and Nicole Fisher, Amanda and Lynn, III) as well as 13 great-grandchildren. He had many close friends that share in his admiration for classic cars, sports and local taverns. He will be missed by all. He wished for no funeral service. Instead a gathering, as always; a "Celebration of Life" with family and friends at his home in Culver City. This will take place March 11. Cards and correspondence may be sent there.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2017
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