Lucille D. Johns, 94, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Chapman Convalescent Hospital in Riverside of natural causes.
She was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Breckenridge, Minn.
Mrs. Johns and her husband, Earl, who passed away March 6, 2002, loved Idyllwild where they would stay in the cabin they owned since 1959 every weekend or more. It was their favorite, happiest and most special place to be.
They both had many fond memories of Idyllwild and the cabin. They enjoyed working around the yard and working on the cabin. To the end of her life, Mrs. Johns talked about her mountain and her cabin.
Mr. Johns managed the Calelectric Power Co. in Idyllwild during the 1930s. The couple was married 72 years and both knew much of the history of Idyllwild, their favorite place on Earth.
Besides living in Idyllwild, Mrs. Johns lived in Riverside for 64 years and also had lived in Hemet and Elsinore.
She graduated from Riverside City College and had been a nurse. She also worked for the City of Riverside, the City’s Engineers Office and the University of California, Riverside’s Women’s office.
Mrs. Johns was a member of the Riverside YWCA board and Eastern Star. She also was active in the Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat Altman of West Covina; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Beside her husband, Mrs. Johns is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Harvey.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.