Johnny Cash and
Vivian Dorraine Liberto
Vivian and Johnny's Wedding
Vivian Dorraine Liberto, Johnny Cash and Their 4 Daughters
Vivian Dorraine Liberto
L-R: Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Vivian Dorraine (Liberto) Cash Distin, Tara Cash and Cindy Cash - First Wife and Children
of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash b 26 Feb 1932 Cleveland Arkansas d 12 Sept 2003; buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co TN; singer, songwriter, actor; s/o Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree Rivers. Johnny Cash m. 7 Aug 1954 (divorced 1966/68) to (1) Vivian Dorraine Liberto b 23 Apr 1934 San Antonio, Bexar Co TX d 24 May 2005 Ventura, Ventura Co CA; buried Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura Co CA; d/o Thomas Peter Liberto and Irene Robinson. See Johnny Cash Photos. (More about Vivian Liberto Cash Distin). Johnny Cash Website. Children of Johnny Cash and Vivian Dorraine Liberto;
I. Roseanne Cash b 24 May 1955 Memphis TN m. Rodney Crowell. Children of Rodney Crowell and Roseanne Cash;
1. Caitlin Rivers Crowell
2. Chelsea Jane Crowell
3. Carrie Kathleen Crowell
II. Kathleen Cash b 16 Apr 1956 m. Thomas A Coggins. Child of Thomas A Coggins and Kathleen Cash;
1. Thomas Coggins m. ???. Child; Brennan Thomas Coggins.
Kathleen Cash m. James H Tittle. Children of James H Tittle and Kathleen Cash;
1. James Dustin Tittle
2. Kacy Rosanne Tittle
III. Cindy Cash b 28 Jul 1959 m. John Brock. Child of John Brock and Cindy Cash;
1. Jessica Dorraine Brock
Cindy Cash m. Eddie Panetta b 1932 d Jun 2009. Children of Eddie Panetta and Cindy Cash;
1. Adam Panetta
2. Sara Panetta
Jun 9, 2009
Eddie Panetta, husband of Cindy Cash, passed away last Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Ventura, California where the couple lived. Panetta failed to return from a planned ride that day and the family contacted police to report him missing. On Saturday Panetta's son-in-law , Christopher Hess, retraced Eddie's trail and found him at around 2:00 PM. Bill Miller, founder of JohnnyCash.Com and Johnny Cash Radio issued the following statement: "Shannon and I are devastated at the news of Eddie Panetta's passing. He was the loving husband of Cindy Cash and we count them both among our closest and dearest friends. Eddie was a true prince among men; his gentle demeanor and spirit, his always-smiling face, the total devotion and love he showed Cindy and so many other positive attributes made him a standout among the many people we have known in our lifetime. We extend our deepest sympathies to Cindy, and Eddie's beautiful children, Adam, Jessica and Sara and other family members he leaves behind. He will be missed by anyone who ever knew him. We feel privileged to have known and loved Eddie and take comfort in knowing that he is at peace with the Lord."
IV. Tara Joan Cash b 24 Aug 1961 m. Fred Schwoebel. Child of Fred Schwoebel and Tara Joan Cash;
1. Aran Thomas Schwoebel
Vivian Dorraine Liberto
and Dick Distin
Vivian Dorraine Liberto b 23 Apr 1934 San Antonio, Bexar Co TX d 24 May 2005 Ventura, Ventura Co CA; buried Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura Co CA; d/o Thomas Peter Liberto and Irene Robinson. Vivian Dorraine Liberto m. 1968 to (2) Dick Distin.
Johnny Cash and
Valerie June Carter
Johnny Cash b 26 Feb 1932 Cleveland Arkansas d 12 Sept 2003; buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co TN; singer, songwriter, actor; s/o Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree Rivers. Johnny Cash m. 1 Mar 1968 to (2) Valerie June Carter b 23 Jun 1929 Scott Co VA d 15 May 2003 Nashville, TN of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, age 73; buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co TN; occupation, musician, songwriter, comedian; d/o Ezra Carter and Maybelle "Mother Maybelle" Addington. See Family Photo Gallery Children of Johnny Cash and Valerie June Carter;
V. John Carter Cash b 3 Mar 1970 m. 1st Unknown. Child of John Carter Cash and Unknown;
1. Joseph John Cash
John Carter Cash m. (2) to Laura Unknown. Children of John Carter Cash and Laura Unknown;
1. Anna Maybelle Cash
2. Jack Ezra Cash.
Valerie June Carter
and Carl Smith
Valerie June Carter b 23 Jun 1929 Scott Co VA d 15 May 2003 Nashville, TN of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, age 73, occupation; buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co TN; musician, songwriter, comedian; d/o Ezra Carter and Maybelle "Mother Maybelle" Addington. Valerie June Carter m. 9 Jul 1952 Alcoa TN (divorced 1956) to (1) to Carl Milton Smith b 15 Mar 1927 Maynardsville, TN. Carl Milton Smith m. (2) to Female Hill. Children of Carl Milton Smith and Valerie June Carter;
I. Rebecca Carleen Carter (nee Smith) b 26 Sept 1955 m. (1) to Joseph Simpkins Jr (m. from 1971 - 1972). Child of Joseph Simpkins Jr and Carleen Carter (nee Smith);
1. Tiffany Anastasia Lowe b 23 Feb 1972.
Rebecca Carleen Carter (nee Smith) m. (2) to Jack Wesley Routh (m. from 1974 - 1977). Child of Jack Wesley Routh and Rebecca Carleen Carter;
1. John Jackson Routh b 15 Jan 1976.
Rebecca Carleen Carter (nee Smith) m. (3) to Nicholas Drain "Nick" Lowe b 24 Mar 1949 England, (m. from 1979 - 1990)
Rebecca Carleen Carter (nee Smith) m. (4) to Joseph Breen b 5 Jul 1958 Katonah NY, (soap opera star)
Valerie June Carter
and Edwin Rip Nix
Valerie June Carter b 23 Jun 1929 Scott Co VA d 15 May 2003 Nashville, TN of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, age 73, occupation, musician, songwriter, comedian; buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co TN; d/o Ezra Carter and Maybelle "Mother Maybelle" Addington. Valerie June Carter m. 1957 (divorced 1966) to (2) Edwin Rip Nix a police officer and race car driver. Child of Edwin Rip Nix and Valerie June Carter;
I. Rozanna Lea "Rosie" Nix (The Wildwood Rose) b 13 Jul 1958 d 24 Oct 2003; buried Hendersonville Memorial Gardens, Hendersonville, TN next to her step-father, Johnny Cash and mother, June Carter Cash; m. Phillip Adams.
Rozanna and Jimmy Campbell, a bluegrass fiddle player, who was a member of Bill Monroe's "Bluegrass Boys," a member of "Jim & Jesse and the Osborne Brothers" bands and later a member of the band "The Sidemen", were both found dead on a touring bus in Montgomery County, Tennessee, on October 24, 2003. It was speculated that the deaths may have been caused by carbon monoxide from the lanterns in the bus. Adams was 45 when she died. Rozanna was buried in the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens, Hendersonville, Tennessee, near her mother and stepfather who also died that same year. Buried as Rozanna Lea Adams (The Wildwood Rose). Jimmy Campbell b 28 Apr 1963 d 24 Oct 2003; burial; cremated.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE Biography: June Carter Cash
by Zac Johnson:
"Songwriter, singer, actress, comedienne, and matriarch of country music June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter in Maces Springs, VA, on June 23, 1929. Taught by her mother (the legendary Mother Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family) to play autoharp, June entered the spotlight in 1937 singing with her sisters Helen and Anita, eventually performing as the Carter Sisters after the death of June's uncle A.P.
Her good humor and quick wit prompted June to
perform comedy skits and monologues during the show, and led to a novelty
recording of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with country comics Homer & Jethro which
eventually hit number nine on the country charts in 1949.
In 1952, Carter married Carl Smith, with whom she performed at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, and their daughter, Rebecca Carlene (later to record under the name Carlene Carter), was born in 1955. After their divorce in the late '50s, Carter was managed by Colonel Tom Parker and toured with Elvis Presley, and while living in Nashville, she met and briefly married local police officer Rip Nix with whom she another daughter, Rosie.
Although Carter dabbled in acting during the '50s, she returned to the musical stage in 1961 when the Carters joined Johnny Cash's road show. Rumor has it that Cash had kept an eye on June since her appearances with the Carter Sisters in the early '50s, commenting, "I'm going to marry that girl someday" (despite the fact that both of them were still married to other people at the time).
In 1963, Carter co-wrote the song "Ring of Fire" with Merle Kilgore, which Cash (supposedly June's inspiration for the song) took to number one. Their Grammy-winning duet "Jackson" came true when Cash and Carter "got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout" in 1968.
Cash has long credited June for forcing him to
shake his addiction to amphetamines and encouraging his spiritual development,
saying, "she is the person responsible for me still being alive. She came along
at a time in my life when I was going to self-destruct." Another Grammy (for "If
I Were a Carpenter") and the birth of Carter's third child, son John Carter
Cash, followed in 1970.
June Carter Cash left the spotlight for most of the '70s and '80s, stating, "I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage." She did, however, write two autobiographies (1979's Among My Klediments and 1987's From My Heart) and also did some acting, notably on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and alongside Robert Duvall in The Apostle. She did eventually return to recording, releasing a collection of both traditional folk songs and Carter Cash originals entitled Press On in 1999 which won a Grammy for best traditional folk album.
Johnny Cash's health seemed to deteriorate
throughout the '90s just as his career went through a renaissance, and many fans
were shocked when June Carter Cash died suddenly on May 15, 2003, following
complications from heart surgery. Given the fact that she had remained
apparently rock solid as he got weaker and weaker, it seemed as though Johnny
might pass on, but Carter Cash would live forever. Luckily, she does live on
today; through the children she raised (many of whom have become musicians
themselves), through her writing and appearances on film, through the
contributions she made to her husband's life, and most clearly in the music she