OBITUARY

Lucille B. McCaulley Peterson

November 22, 1928August 24, 2018
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Lucille "Lucy" was born November 22, 1928 in Emmett, Idaho, to Ralph and Elma Brotzman. The first of three children, she attended schools in Emmett and Boise, earning awards in spelling and reading. During World War II, the family moved to Tacoma, Washington so her father could get work in the Ship Yards. While in Tacoma, Lucille had many different jobs including riding her bicycle all over Tacoma delivering telegrams for Western Union. When the family moved to Everett she worked as a sales clerk at Woolworth’s and as an usherette at the Roxy Movie Theatre on Colby. She had a cute little outfit and carried a flashlight to show folks to their seats. (Wish we could find the photograph, she was so cute.) After the War ended, she met and married Marion McCaulley. They had four children who grew up in Everett; Cheryl, Judy, Michael, and Patrick. About 1955, the family joined Trinity Lutheran Church. Over the years, Lucille remained actively involved in the life of Trinity. She was a Sunday school and Vacation Bible schoolteacher, belonged to the women's Bible Studies, volunteered in the church office, gardened, and took on many behind the scenes tasks. Mom taught her kids to live by the Golden Rule, as her grandmother and mother taught her. She always strived to leave this world a better place and was always a contributing member of her communities. A true, patriotic American, she had a devoted belief in God and The Holy Trinity. Lucille’s work history includes, housekeeping, office work at The Everett Clinic, receptionist for the family dentist, and a cook at Everett High School. She also managed the Broadway Delicatessen, where she sold her “famous” potato salad. Lucille’s volunteer work, besides the church, included: Den Mother for Michael & Patrick's cub scouts, Leader of Cheryl & Judy's Blue Birds, Campfire, and Horizon Clubs. In later years, she joined the VFW Auxiliary and volunteered in several community groups. In 1964, Lucille became a grandmother to the first of 12 grandchildren, later came 11 great grandchildren, and last November, her great–great grandson was born. She was always a loving and involved grandmother who was loved and adored in return. Many years after Marion passed, Lucille met and married Orville Peterson. They lived in Marysville. After Orville’s retirement, they traveled in their motor home for several years and finally decided to move to Casa Grande, Arizona and lived there until Orville’s passing in 2010. Lucille then moved back to Washington and decided to make Wenatchee her new home, living there for several years until her health begin to decline. She then returned to Marysville where she resided until her death. Her family was always Number One. Family and friends meant the world to Lucille and many of her friendships lasted her life through. She always made friends wherever she lived and worked. Many of them have told family members that Lucille made a positive impact in their lives. We will miss mom at our family gatherings; reunions at the beach, picnics, holiday meals, birthdays, anniversaries, game nights and at Mariner games. Her parents; Ralph & Elma, her brothers Frank and Bruce Brotzman, and son-in-law Douglas Beach preceded Lucille in death. She is survived by: Cheryl Wolff (Mike), Judy Beach, Michael McCaulley (Nancy), Patrick McCaulley (Linda), all 24 grandchildren, special Aunt, Patricia Undi, special cousins, Fred Andrew, Pam DeYoung, Curt Andrew, special nieces, Gabriella DeLon, Janet O’Keefe, Maiya Bourdan, and their children, also many very special friends. The family wishes to thank; Marysville Fire Department Paramedics, ER Staff at Providence Hospital, the Staff and residents of Grandview Village in Marysville, her Pastor, Tim Feiertag and the Trinity Women for hosting the reception and also the staff at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to TAB, the church’s food and clothing outreach ministry. You may read Lucille’s life story and share your memories of her at www.evergreen-fh.com. If you would like to leave a message for the family, you may sign the guest book at www.heraldnet.com/obituaries or at www.evergreen-fh.com

“Lucy Wears Diamonds” With the lines on her face that mark age and beauty, there is a pair of earrings. With the spots, freckles, and slender arms, there is a beautiful bracelet. With delicate, creative, and shaken hands there are many rings Rings found Rings lost Rings given away Lucy wears diamonds In more than one way One day with the lines on my face that mark age and beauty One day with the spots and freckles on my slender arms One day with delicate, creative, and shaken hands I too, will wear diamonds like Lucy, In more than one way. Rings found Rings lost Rings given away Lucy wears diamonds in more than one way. -By Brittany Victoria McCaulley, granddaughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Lucille B. McCaulley Peterson

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