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Lucille P Daniel

January 29, 1920 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 103) 103 Years Old


Lucille (Lucy) P. Lehman Daniel, Born on January 29th 1920. Lucille passed away on July 1st, 2023. She was 103 years old. She was born in Tacoma, Washington, lived in the community of Home until age seven. At this time the family moved to California, settling in Santa Barbara. Lucy attended school in Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Barbara State College (now UCSB) in 1942. Throughout her student years Lucy worked in the Registrar’s Office of the college. From 1943-1945 she served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged as a staff sergeant. Lucy married in 1946 and resumed her work in the Registrar’s Office at UCSB. She transferred to the Dean’s Office in 1957 and continued working there until her retirement in 1975. Her career spanned 38 years and 7 deans. After retirement she returned to her childhood roots in Washington, making her home at Horseshoe Lake in Port Orchard. In September, 1975, Lucy began a second career at the University of Puget Sound Law School. She retired again in 1982. Lucy enjoyed activities in the Mountaineers and Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Most recently, she was a member of the Evergreen Chapter of Women Marines, Friends of the Library, AAUW, and the Key Peninsula Historical Society. She spent several years as president and was on the board of directors of the Lakebay Cemetery Association. She traveled extensively including Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, North America and Europe. Lucy’s perpetual optimism and vitality brought joy to family and friends. Her radiance improved the lives of all she touched. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends, including those in foreign lands. Lucy is survived by her niece Barb Rider and Barb’s daughters, Erin and Kelly and several cousins. Her sister, Gloria Strittmatter, proceeded her in death as did her mother and father, Pearl and Harry Lehman. Remembrances may be made to the Minerva Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 2705, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.

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