In Memory

Wren Cavender

Wren Cavender was called to heaven peacefully while her husband was by her side on Feb. 11, 2015. 
Wren was born in Ashtabula on July 12, 1954, but grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 
While being a devoted wife, raising two small children, Wren went to school and became the first paralegal in Lake County. She loved the outdoors and working with her flowers; she was known for being quite the rosarian. All the neighbors would stop by and admire her numerous luscious flower beds. 
Wren enjoyed taking ceramic classes, and most of the lawn ornaments were made by her. She was also a wonderful cook and baker, supplying professional looking cakes to her family, friends and church, and even made a scale model of St. Paul's for their 50th anniversary. 
Wren was a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, loved to sing in the church choir and also participated in The Messiah presentation in Lake County for several years. 
She is survived by husband Ray Cavender; daughter Summer Lee Pociask, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; son Lee Cavender of Parma; grandchildren Sabrina and Mason Pociask, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; mother Merelyn Johnson of Concord Twp.; brother Richard (Carol) Johnson of Chesterland; nephews, Richard D. Johnson of Lyndhurst, and Chris Johnson of Garfield Heights; niece Kim Hehman (David) of Grover City. Wren also had two four-legged children, Honey Bear and Sugar Bear. 
She was preceded in death by her father Richard Johnson.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 250 Bowhall Rd., Painesville, Rev. Paul D. Sundbom officiating. 
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery. 
Contributions may be made to the Music Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.