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Lucille B. Pitt

August 15, 1917April 25, 2020

Lucille B. Pitt, 102, of Newburgh passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. She was born August 15, 1917 in Paxton, IN to the late William and Milescent (White) Brewster. She was a person who enjoyed a wide variety of interests, especially those involving nature. Lucille was a knowledgeable bird watcher, adept in tree and wild flower identification and enjoyed the camaraderie of outdoor camping, traveling in her RV to varied sites in Indiana, Kentucky and the mountains of Tennessee. In the 1960’s she was employed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to serve for three consecutive years during the summer months as Interpretive Naturalist at Indiana Shades Park in Waveland, IN. The following years she served in the same capacity at McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. In 1974 she was hired to become the first Director of Wesselman Woods Nature Center in Evansville, until her retirement in 1986. In 2015 she was inducted into the Library of Congress for being the first female Naturalist. Lucille held memberships in numerous organizations and participated actively in many. She belonged to the National Interpretive Naturalist Association and attended their annual national workshops, Indiana Nature Conservancy where she served as Director Emeritus, Evansville Audubon Society, Evansville Garden Club, Evansville Hiking Club and Evansville Square Dancing Club. She loved her church and was one of the original members of Christ Church United Church of Christ. Through these associations, she shared many friendships. Lucille is survived by her grandchildren, Amanda Eisner (Kevin), Chip Mulzer (Chris), Andrew Mulzer (Maria), Adam Mulzer (Lee Ann); nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Private services will be held. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.


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Lucille B. Pitt

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Norma and Ron Faust

May 4, 2020

You have our condolences and are in our prayers.

Nancy Bock

May 3, 2020

My thoughts of love go out to Lucille's grandkids. She loved you all and talked about you often. Amanda, peace be with you. Lucille meant a lot to me. I loved listening to her stories of her flowers, her adventures, and your husband, kittens, and your volunteering in politics. She will be remember by me with fondness.

William Woods

May 1, 2020

I worked in Wesselman Park when Lucille was the director of the Nature Center. I always enjoyed the conversations I had with her.

Lucille was one of a kind.

To the family I am sorry for your loss


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