Lucille Schulz, age 95, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013, in Spokane.
Born on March 10, 1918, in Colerain, Minn., she was the daughter of Walter and Flossie Gray and was the youngest of three children. She had two brothers, Lester and Gordon Gray.
Lucille married Harvey Little in 1940 and lived in Spokane, where they had two children: Danny (Karen) of Newport, and Carol (Daniel) of Elk.
After divorcing, Lucille married Frank Schulz in 1959 and lived in Federal Way, Wash., where they had one child, Greg (Mary) of Puyallup, Wash. Frank shared his children Lynn (Carol), Ralph (Cheryl), Rick (Linda).
Frank and Lucille moved to Elk, in the late 1970s. After Frank passed away in 2002 Lucille married Gail Martin in 2004 at the age of 84.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, husbands Harvey, Frank and Gail, stepson, (Ralph), and son-in-law Daniel.
She is survived by her children and two stepchildren, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lucille grew up in Spokane, and graduated from Rogers High School in 1936. She worked as a beautician and opened her own shop in Spokane. She later became a homemaker with a beauty shop in her Federal Way home.
Through the years she enjoyed fishing, baking, sewing, camping and spending time at Icicle River with her family. She could skunk the best of fishermen every time.
She always had an adventurous spirit, in fact, against her mother's wishes, she took flying lessons and was always ready to try something new.
Lucille was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She had many friends and was very active with her Church; she loved to share her faith.
Who can forget that smile that would light up a room and that great sense of humor?
Thank you to Peaceful Valley Church, Avalon Care Center Staff and her faithful friends. Grandma "Lu" will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held on April 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Peaceful Valley Church at 201 Allen Road, Elk.