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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Marlys Johnson, who passed away on August 10, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Johnson  was  born  on  April 13, 1939 in
 6    Ottawa, Illinois, to Sidney and Violet, nee Ryg, Nelson;  she
 7    married  George Johnson on April 28, 1962; she was a resident
 8    of Park Ridge for 35 years; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Johnson  earned  a  nursing  degree  from
10    Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago  and
11    was  the first class to graduate from Lutheran General School
12    of Nursing in 1961; she  set  up  and  supervised  the  first
13    recovery room at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital; and

14        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Johnson was a member of South Park Church
15    in Park Ridge for 35 years, served several terms as President
16    of the Republican Women's Club  of  Park  Ridge,  and  was  a
17    member  of the Maine Township Mental Health Center Board; she
18    also volunteered at the Loop Crisis Pregnancy Center for five
19    years; and

20        WHEREAS, Mrs. Johnson devoted much  of  her  time,  along
21    with her husband, George, in determined advocacy on behalf of
22    those  most  defenseless  members of our society, the unborn;
23    and

24        WHEREAS, Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, George;
25    her mother, Violet  Nelson;  her  sister,  Beverly  (husband,
26    B.J.)  Clark;  her children, Cary (husband, James) Broussard,
27    Mark  (wife,  Laura)  Johnson,  and  Brian  (wife,  Nathalie)
28    Johnson; her four  grandchildren,  Kyle,  Kelly,  Kevin,  and
29    Blake;  her  nephew, Brett (wife, Margaret) Clark; her niece,
30    Kristin (husband, Adam) Lance; her great-nephews,  Brady  and
31    Dagan; and her great-niece, Sydney; she was preceded in death
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 1    by her father, Sidney; therefore, be it

 3    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 4    all  who knew her, the death of Marlys Johnson of Park Ridge;
 5    and be it further

 6        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 7    presented  to  the  family of Marlys Johnson with our sincere
 8    condolences.

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