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Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Lucy Valadez Enriquez

October 24, 1931June 20, 2020

Lucy Valadez Enriquez, 88, of Olympia, Washington, passed away June 20, 2020.

She was born in Masters, Colorado, on October 24, 1931. She graduated from The Evergreen State College having received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. She was married to Jesus Enriquez, the absolute love of her life. Lucy worked in Librarianship for The Evergreen State College and was a voracious reader.

She truly loved her family, including children Christina (Enriquez), Robert (Enriquez), Ron (Enriquez), Sandra and Andrea; grandchildren Benito, Ava, Maya, Maximilian, Nicolas, Isabella, Elena, Anica, Ygnacio, Ina and Kasia; and siblings Leonard, Faye, Stella, Lupe, Joe and Elenore.

Services

  • Funeral Service with Reception to follow

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Memories

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Elisabeth Enriquez

June 24, 2020

(Continued) - Your life was not always easy but you beat back adversity at every turn with grace and determination and because of your efforts, you paved the way for a better life for your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren – and for this we are all forever grateful… you are no longer here with us, but I know you were greeted along the path of your journey by those who loved you dearly who left before you, most notably Lupe, Jess, Robert and Benito….you are being enveloped in the love of everyone here and in the next life –
I can say with great certainty that you are, and always will be greatly loved and admired – you have left a great impression on all of us who were blessed to be part of your life, and we honor you in this life and the next….you will always be an integral part of all of us….Continue on in peace….
Lovingly and with all my heart,
Elisabeth Enriquez

Elisabeth Enriquez

June 24, 2020

(Continued) - I have too many memories to put into words at this time, but I always will remember the two of us having amazing philosophical conversations, and laughing about all sorts of absurdities in life. We would sit in your office in the library at Evergreen in the early days of our relationship and share our lunch – you always brought a toast and cheese sandwich for each of us, and we would talk on all sorts of subjects – we both shared a thirst for learning, and a deep love for Robert, so we always had lots to talk about! You always went out of your way to support Robert and me while we were struggling college students and we were always welcome to drop by to eat your amazing pinto beans and your heavenly home made tortillas. Your legacy in the kitchen was undisputed! Your tamales, tortillas, enchiladas and beans were beyond delicious – and you passed your legacy to your grandchildren – to this day Elena and Anica cook like nobody’s business and they learned from you – that is why their food is extra special and delicious.

Elisabeth Enriquez

June 24, 2020

Dearest Lucy,

I thank you for being the devoted mother of Robert, Christina and Ronnie, the grandmother of 9 beautiful children and the great grandmother of two lovely girls! You were also a loving and loyal sister. To me your were not only a dear friend, an astute and knowledgeable supervisor in the library all those years ago, but also, you were a second mother to me. We met when I was 18, and you took me under your wing as a good mother would do, and remained my constant source of love and support the five years I was in Olympia, and after Robert and I moved to Seattle. Once Robert and I had Elena, your first granddaughter, you became a doting and loving grandmother to her and you continued to do so with all of your grandchildren and great grandchildren… ( continued in next installment)

Jacqueline Ouifak (Preski)

June 24, 2020

Christina, Ronnie, grandkids and great grandkids, I am so sorry for your loss. Lucy was my second mom for a number of years and she guided me through some very rough waters at time in my life where I really needed a mom just like her. She was always very supportive of Robert and me and the family at large. I will never forget what a big heart she had as well as life wisdom that only someone like her, who walked many challenging roads in her life, was able to provide. She humbled me. I believe she was welcomed into Bobby's arms on his special day. Sending my love to all of you. XOXO - Jackie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY