Condolence & Memory Journal

Every time I drive on a highway and see the wild flowers, I think of you LadyBird! It still warms my heart! God Bless your family!

Posted by JKS - columbia, SC - admire   July 12, 2010

Mrs. Johnson was the greatest First Lady of the modern era. Her sense of beauty and her kind heart for all things living transformed America and Texas of the sixties into the beautiful places they are today. Such dignity, grace and character bestowed on a single individual surely demonstrates a fond partnership with the Almighty. Lady Bird Johnson established a high standard for the Office of First Lady that I pray will become the benchmark for generations to come. Now that her assignment in this world is complete, she is fast at work sharing her sense of beauty and warmth in That Place we all hope to ascend. May God bless and comfort her dear family and friends during this period of grief and adjustment.

Posted by Doug Hancock - Cedar Park, TX   April 06, 2009

Our sincere condolences to your family. We were of the Kennedy-Johnson era and remember what a great lady she was. She has left her mark in history. A great Texan!

Posted by Renee & Manuel Ledesma - Cedar Park, TX   April 06, 2009

What a Beautiful Lady God shared with us now you have gone to be with the Lord Thank You for all you have shared and given to us. Our Condolences to all the Johnson Family .

Posted by Figueroa Family - Dale, TX   April 06, 2009

Mrs. Johnson will certainly be missed. She was a great American. Ward & Martha Standridge

Posted by Ward Standridge - Sharpsburg, GA   April 06, 2009

What a Remarkable, Gracious Lady. Forever on the landscape and in our hearts. To the family, you were so Blessed. Thank you for sharing her with us. Ed Phillips

Posted by Ed Phillips - Dallas, TX   April 06, 2009

I send my condolences to Mrs. Johnson's. A great Lady for this Great State.

Posted by Erik - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will now drive down the highways of the great State of Texas and know that Ms. Johnson has the best view to see the flowers that she helped plant.

Posted by K Bellerose - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

The most gracious lady of Texas will now etch in history the most colorful story of her life. I teach second grade and she is by far the best icon to use in her contribution to our state and its wildflower program. She heraled like none other in her great southern charm through gestures pertinent for her postiion and through everyday talk. I grew up in the LBJ era and was fine tuned to their lives in the White House. What a wonderful life she had. This is a great time to rejoice for a life well lived by an adoring lady! Thank you Lady Bird for inspiring me throughout my life and then being able to share your biography with my classes. You have truly made Texas a more beautiful state with thousands of wildflowers to adorn our great state! Kathy Taylor Abilene, Texas

Posted by kathy Taylor - Abilene, TX   April 06, 2009

May you rest in peace and rise in glory.

Posted by Phillip Hamilton - Memphis, TN   April 06, 2009

My condolences to the family of Lady Bird Johnson. I appreciate her beautification efforts that she championed throughout her life.

Posted by Dianna Floyd - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

I was deeply touched by the death of such a great lady. I drove from Victoria, Texas with my wife to Oakhill to see the procession pass that Sunday. It was very nice to see such support from everyone that stood by the road. My brother was one of Ladybirds Secret Service agents assigned to protect her in the early 80's. He had nothing but nice things to say about her the entire time he was with her. My brother told me she always felt safe with the agents and knowing they would protect her from any harm. He again stood by her casket at the LBJ library one last time to protect her. She will be deeply missed by the entire world...

Posted by michael - austin, TX   April 06, 2009

Thank you to the Johnson family for sharing your intimate moments of grief with the public this past weekend. Your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother/relative was a great member of the human race. Every time I drive down 71 out to Llano or run on the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, I will always think of her and feel her spirit.

Posted by Michael Dobbs - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

My deepest condolences to your family and friends. My thoughts and prayers our with you all at this time. What an enormous loss to all who loved and respected her. My husband, Timothy Jester Oveland had his visitation on the same evening as Miss Lady Bird (he would have felt so honored as he loved her dearly). His uncle, Buford Jester was govenor of Texas in 1949. My husband had a deep respect and admiration for Texas and it's political history. He remembered President Johnson and Lady Bird visiting his boyhood home in Kingsville and retold the story of how Miss Lady Bird told my mother in law "better watch this little one...he's gonna be a handful!" My mother-in-law lost her husband two years ago, now her youngest son, and now a lady she deeply loved and admired. I had the privilige of visiting the wildflower center and of hearing my husbands family tell stories of her abundant grace, intelligence, and beauty. While my own grief over the loss of my husband, so young is awe of Miss Lady Bird and her incredible strength of character and spirit will be a great model and inspiration to me. My deepest sympathy to your family and gratitude to God for giving this world such an amazing gift in Miss Lady Bird.

Posted by Mrs. Sonya E. Oveland - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

my condolences to the family

Posted by linda gaspar - austin, TX   April 06, 2009

A great lost to a Nation that is always in need of beautification. Thanks for making a difference!

Posted by Andrew Adsit - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Brenda Lind Ray - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

What a glorious day it was when Lady Bird Johnson crossed over Jordan to take the hand of Jesus and then to take LBJ's hand for them to be reunited for eternity. Thank you Mrs Johnson for your tireless efforts in what you did for this great country and what you did for the great state of Texas and for Austin. God bless you Mrs. Johnson and God bless all of your family.

Posted by Carol Binford - Austin, TX   April 06, 2009

Thank you, Mrs. Johnson, for your tireless efforts in making my home state of Texas more beautiful in your lifetime for the benefit of countless future Texans and visitors to our great state.

Posted by R. Paul Meier - Oklahoma City, OK   April 06, 2009

I send my condolences to Mrs. Johnson's family. I lost my mother-in-law last year, and I know the void a loss such as this creates. I have long respected Mrs. Johnson not only for her contributions to the environment, but for her major contributions to her husband's career and Presidency and, consequently, to her country. She provided counsel and support through some of the most turbulent times in our recent history. She and Mrs. Roosevelt pretty much set the standard for First Ladies in the 20th Century. I'm so glad she was granted a long life, and that she was surrounded by family in her final hours. I will pray for her soul, though she doesn't need a whole lot of help from me in the getting to Heaven department...

Posted by Wayne Abernathy - Cedar Park, TX   April 06, 2009

To each of you, I feel your pain and your loss, you are in my prayers and thoughts. Several years ago, I met Ms. Johnson at a medical supply place on Medical Parkway, she was so gracious. I introduced myself to her at that time because of who she was and several years prior to that, my husband, Kenneth, did some work in the kitchen at the ranch and she remembered him. I was honored to meet her for lots of reasons, her friendliness, her dedication to beauty, her very presence in so many arenas, another one is because the Johnson family gives to this community. I work at The Blood Center of Central Texas. We all at the Center send our condolences.

Posted by Dolly Mogonye - Pflugerville, TX   April 06, 2009

I can not think of this lady without thinking of the beautiful bluebonnet flower. She was the driving force so instrumental in Texas having such beautiful flowers embrace the highways

Posted by reggie redd - Savannah, GA   July 10, 2008

Mrs. Johnson....your class and dignity will not soon be forgotten. You are the true mark of a lady in every sense of the word. Your life was filled with strife and joy but thru it all you held your head high showing the rest of the world how a true LADY conducts herself. Rest in peace.

Posted by Suzanne Tull-Stroup - Georgetown, TX   July 15, 2007

Ladybird was always one of my favorite first ladies. She was always so positive, unflapable and down to earth. Whenever, I see wildflowers planted beside the highway, I think of her and will continue to do so. I have visited the National Wildflower Center in Austin and appreciate all she has done to preserve our native plants.

Posted by Clyde E. Poppell - Thomasville, GA   July 12, 2007