Lucy F. Stern
November 30, 1946 – January 16, 2021
Lucy was born to Claude and Viola Foreman, the second of four children, on November 30, 1946 in San Angelo, Texas. She passed away on January 16, 2021 in Livonia, Michigan.
Lucy was always a high achiever. In grade school she excelled in all classes. She graduated from Lakeview High School, San Angelo, Texas in May 1965, with highest honors. Lucy married John Stern, United States Airforce, on November 25, 1964. She moved to Michigan with John in September 1966.
She worked for a manufacturing company in the Purchasing Department and in 1972 decided she would like to become a nurse. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Macomb County Community College in 1974 as a Registered Nurse. She always felt that education was important and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Madonna University in 1982. She continued her education by earning her Master's Degree from Madonna University in 1986, earned a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Madonna University in 1990, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Hospice from Madonna University in 1993 and earned her Nurse Practitioner Degree from USYS in 2001.
Lucy loved taking care of patients. She worked for a couple of different hospitals after earning her nursing degree. In 1983 she went to work for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor and retired in 2008. She loved the veterans and worked in the ICU, Radiation Oncology, and then the Hospice and Palliative Care Department. Her true love was working with the veterans in Hospice and Palliative Care.
Lucy became well respected in her nursing expertise and became a mentor and helped anyone she could, nurses, coworkers, and patients alike. Lucy did some part time teaching at Madonna University in the Hospice Department. She absolutely loved what she did. In her spare time she loved reading, flower gardening and traveling.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Service sometime in the late summer/early fall providing the pandemic allows (date to be determined) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 17810 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church (same address as above) and/or Angela Hospice 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154, if so inclined.
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Lucy F. Stern
February 2, 2021
Sorry for the lost of a great kind sweet lady that i was so proud to call family . You always had great advice when i needed it . you helped me make every day me taking care of momma easier to handle . Thank you ..... You are truely gonna be missed . We love you Lucy . Give my momma a kiss tell her i love her too .
THANK YOU JOHN FOR YOU LOVING OUR LUCY . YOU ARE STILL FAMILY . WE LOVE YOU TOO VERY MUCH . OK .
January 31, 2021
My Cuzzin Lucy was one of the most intelligent, kind hearted, well-respected ladies I knew. She was always willing to help and extended this kindness in all aspects of her life. I had a brother who died of a very aggressive sun skin cancer in April of 2007. In July of that same year, Lucy brought down a very informative hand drawn poster about skin cancer and it’s preventive to our family reunion, along with tubes of sun screen. This was done in honor of my brother. This acton touched me to the the core of my soul and I couldn’t love her more for what she did. She was one of a kind!!! Thank you, John, for loving my Cuzzin. Rest In Peace, Lucy.....until we meet again .....
January 20, 2021
My heart breaks for you John. Lucy was a bright light in this world. I so enjoyed game night with the two of you. I fondly remember Lucy trying to get words approved in categories that were medical terms that none of us would have a chance to have ever heard of. I love you both so much. RIP Lucy. You are loved.