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Shirley Johnson

Shirley Cindy Jean Johnson, 69, of Davis, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at her home. She had been an area resident for 46 years.

Cindy was born January 14, 1938 in Conway, Arkansas to Chester and Faye Higgs. She worked as an administrative analyst at U.C. Davis. Cindys family was central to her whole being. She had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Cindy loved taking trips to Yachats, Oregon as well as day trips to the mountains and wine country. She enjoyed music, reading and writing poetry and taking walks. Cindy also loved her daphodils and SHOPPING.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Lance Johnson; children: Martin Johnson and Jennifer Eilers; sisters: Jeanette Shie and Wanda Freeman; brothers: Chester and Stan Higgs and her grandchildren: Joshua Eilers, Eric Johnson, Jacob Eilers, Matthew Johnson and Jonathan Eilers.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. A private family interment will take place at Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cindys memory to Come and See Ministries or to Yolo Hospice.

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Cindy and I worked together for several years In the Dean's Office at the School of Medicine on the Davis Campus. Cindy was a delight to work with. She was a kind and and lovely lady. Dr. Johnson, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Betty Kincheloe Nov 4 2007 12:00 AM

I(Steve)ultimately met Cindy through my contact with her husband Lance who was an optometrist at the VA Clinic in Sacramento. I was a patient there back in the 1970's. Because Lance proved to be such a fine Christian professional, he became the optometrist of choice for my whole family when he left the VA and expanded his private practice. Cindy ran the home office with warm efficiency, grace, and charm, and it was clear to see that she was a true and equal partner with Lance in his "Come and See Ministry". Cindy's kind and caring personal touch during our visits ensured that we always walked out of their office feeling better that we did when we walked in. It is clear to us that that Lance and Cindy loved each other dearly, and we wish you, Lance, and your fine family all the best for the coming days ahead. Please know that we will continue to pray for you all. Love and Continued Blessings from The Hayes Family (Steve, Pegi, Aimee, and Melissa)

Steve Hayes (& Family) Oct 26 2007 12:00 AM