Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lady Bird's Headstone

The headstone for Lady Bird Johnson's grave was unveiled yesterday:
On Sunday, December 20, members of the Johnson family and invited guests met in the Johnson family cemetery on the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall to unveil the headstone marking the final resting place of Claudia Alta Taylor (known as "Lady Bird") Johnson. Luci Baines Johnson, younger daughter of President and Mrs. Johnson, shared fond memories of her mother, recited a poem, and gratefully acknowledged those in the group such as her mother's former caregivers, staff, pilots, LBJ Ranch employees and cherished friends. Among those gathered were members of the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park's board of directors, joining in the celebration of Mrs. Johnson's life and abiding legacy.

Family members Luci Johnson and her husband Ian Turpin, son Lyndon Nugent, daughter Nicole Covert and niece Catherine Robb removed the satin cloth covering the headstone.

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