Adina Johnson Lanz

Born on October 11, 1922

Resided in Nashville, TN

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Mrs. Adina Lanz
Adina Johnson Lanz died quietly at home on November 1st surrounded by her husband and family. Born October 11, 1922 in Ronda, North Carolina she was the seventh in a family of ten children. She graduated from Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She was a member of Madison Campus Seventh Day Adventist Church and a retired critical care registered nurse.
During nursing school she met the love of her life, Elwin Carlos Lanz, and they married shortly after her graduation to begin their blessed and adventurous life together. Following his graduation from medical school they moved to Wytheville, Virginia and then served (with their children) as medical missionaries to Paraguay and Peru for five years. After her husband completed his residency in ophthalmology in California they settled in Old Hickory and later Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Adina is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Elwin Lanz; five children, Karen Milliken, Barbara Lanz, Gerald Lanz, Shirley Smith, Robin Mabry; twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brother, John Johnson, sister, Olena Hauck, and a large extended family. She loved deeply and is loved by all of them. She enjoyed birds, nature, and was a masterful gardener.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday Afternoon from 5-8 pm at Cole and Garrett, 127 N. Main Street in Goodlettsville. Funeral services will be Monday, November 5th, at 11 am at Madison Campus Seventh Day Adventist Church with burial following at Forest Lawn cemetery in Goodlettsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of Madison Academy. Cole and Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2 Comments to Adina Johnson Lanz

  1. Jeremy Bethea
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I love you all and wish I could be there. Thinking of you. Jeremy

  2. Ben Johnson
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Elwin,
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
    Ben Johnson and Family

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