Lucille C. Stavely

April 8, 1913February 19, 2013

Lucille Catherine Stavely, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died on February 19, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado, resulting from complications from a fall.

She was born in Denver, Colorado on April 8, 1913 to Frederick A. and Lucille C. Straub. Lucille graduated second in her class at North High School in Denver and then attended DU. She married Dan Stavely in Denver, Colorado on November 6, 1936. He preceded her in death in May of 2003.

Lucille has a daughter, Kathy L. Schroeder (Ray) of Post Falls, Idaho, and a son, John F. Stavely (Jane), of Boulder, Colorado, six grandchildren Jennifer D. Stilkey, Matthew R. Schroeder, Sean D. Stavely, William D. Williams, Benjamin J. Williams, Gretchen L. Williams, and five great grandchildren, with twin girls expected to be born on or near her birthdate.

She was very active in P.E.O. and a number of churches during her many residences, first as the wife of a military officer during World War II, and then afterwards as the wife of a college football coach at Washington State, Stanford, and CU.

Lucille graduated from DU in 1935 and was a teacher for several years, but gladly gave that up to be a full-time mom and homemaker. Besides being a hostess to dozens of athletes for hearty meals at the Stavely residence, and assisting the athletes with tutoring, she was best known as being a true friend to many people with a gift of listening and offering sage advice when asked. Lucille also loved dogs and cared and nurtured many of them over the years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church. A reception will immediately follow the service at Sheldon Jackson Hall, also at First Presbyterian Church.

Feel free to make a contribution to a charity of your choice, including the Boulder Humane Society or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes designated for the Dan and Lucille Stavely Camp Scholarship Fund. Send to FCA at 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64129 (Attention: Ken Williams).

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Sandra Knecht

February 23, 2013

Dear Kathy and John, My husband Larry and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Lucille. She was a dear friend to Virginia Knecht (Larry's mother) when they both lived at The Meridan. We will always remember her as a wonderful and kind woman. Sincerely, Larry and Sandra Knecht

Kathie Ayala

February 23, 2013

John, It is with heartfelt thoughts, memories I am thinkig of you and your family today. Your mother was one of a kind, and to me, a second "mother." The warmth and love that came from just looking into her eyes or touching her hand are a memory I cherish. I will always and forever remember your mom and your dad with only a smile on my face and a heartful of gratitude. The Bible studies with your dad. Dinners with both of them. Talks and inspiration are something they have passed on to me and etched in my heart forever. I thank God for all of you, especially Mother today, as you were all sent as God's inspiration, love and support! With love, prayers, sincere sympathy and beautiful memories. Kathie

Kevin Brantley

February 23, 2013

Aunt Lucy,
You taught me so much,Thank you and tell Mom I miss her.

Sandi Brantley

February 23, 2013

While I married into the family by marrying Kevin Brantley (Lucy's nephew), I never felt less than a member of Lucy and Dan's family. What a sweet and blessed woman. Feisty until the end! John, Kathy and Sean - I love you guys!

The Lymans

February 23, 2013

Dear John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there, buddy.

February 23, 2013

Judge, My sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Amy Okubo

Susan DiCarlo

February 22, 2013

John, I never knew your mother but from all you've said and from what I've read about her - I wish I had. Such love, humor, strength and generosity brings to mind Galatians 5:22 'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law'.

No wonder, God left her on this earth for such a long time. He sent a message to many generations through her life. May she rejoice with Him.

Matthew and Jodi Schroeder

February 22, 2013

Even though there were many miles between Grandma Stavely and our family, she was always on our mind and will be forever in our hearts. Our deepest condolences!

Becky Cabral

February 22, 2013

I remember meeting Coach Dan and Mrs Stavely when Brian and I were in College. We would go to the house almost weekly for what seemed like dozens of pancakes and bacon. Lucille would be in the kitchen quietly preparing the food and Coach Dan would be booming out some story or bible verse. Every once in awhile we would hear "Oh Dan that's enough"and we would all bust out laughing. Little did I know then she would become my fisrt coaching wife mentor. What a wonderful servants heart and precious patience. Praying for you John and Cathy! Love cabrals

Desiree' Sigler

February 22, 2013

"Be courageous, and may your heart be strong"let those close to you give strength. Keep sharing your good memories they will make each day easier to cope and in time they will make you smile. We hope that the many cards, hugs, kind words, and loving prayers sustain your family during this most difficult time.