|326 N. Avenue 66, Los Angeles, California|
|Marsh Strong Building, Los Angeles|
|4915 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago|
|4143 Golf Road, Skokie, Illinois|
Shirley Cedarquist Johnson died on January 30, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. She was 89 years old.
It is not recorded how long she worked for Memorial Park Cemetery, or how long she took care of the pet canaries of the late Mrs. Henry Coit.
A note to my loyal readers: This article is the first one I have posted to this blog in almost one year. For those interested, I will continue excerpts from the biography of Cornelia Lunt as the year unfolds. In the meantime, I have retired (Yay!), so my New Years resolution for 2019 is to post at least one article every month. I enjoy finding these stories and digging up the facts to go along with them. For this current story, it took me longer to find all the facts about Shirley Johnson than it took to research and write the entire rest of the article.
Future stories will include the tale of the warrior priest and Wilmette pioneer Monsignor Edward Vattman, and a story of a monument created by famed mausoleum builder Sidney Lovell. Please stay tuned!