Monday, 14 June 2021

Patricia Lucas

Patricia Lucas. Courtesy photo.

Patricia Louise Lucas
Born: March 9, 1940
Died: Feb. 5, 2021

Patricia was born the first of eight children to Louis and Catherine Day in Salem, Oregon, on March 9, 1940.

Growing up in Bonney Lake, Washington, she was responsible for helping raise her siblings and household chores, all while achieving straight As in school.

Her desire after graduating fourth-highest from Sumner High School class of 1957 was to become an elementary school teacher.

In 1999, she and her family were beyond proud that she finally graduated from Pacific Union College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education.

Patricia married Robert Lucas in 1959 and had four wonderful sons. Christopher was born in October 1960 with Brett to follow in January 1962. Patrick came along in March of 1968 and Jonathan in May of 1970.

She was a Cub Scout leader and raced stock cars at Spanaway Speedway in the 70s. She worked as a legal secretary, bookkeeper, business owner and medical transcriptionist.

She was a municipal court judge and city clerk/treasurer for the city of Bonney Lake as well as a member of their planning commission.

She remarried and in 1978 moved to Clearlake, California. She became owner/operator of the Lake Shore Motel, until moving to Brentwood, California, in 2014. She always showed an interest in the community where she lived, both Bonney Lake and Clearlake.

Patricia Lucas. Courtesy photo.

Pat was a lady defined by her faith and determination. She was a member of the Clearlake Church of the Nazarene and Clearlake First Baptist Church. She spearheaded obtaining needed medical supplies to missionaries in Africa. Pat gained much respect as a devoted Sunday school teacher and enjoyed the children she guided.

Without a doubt, Pat was stubborn, strong-willed and opinionated. She loved talking (and arguing) politics. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was proud of her family and was happy for their successes. She rooted her kids on with their activities and praised their accomplishments.

Above all, she was a woman of faith. We know she's now in Heaven with all those she loved, smiling and pain-free.

We'll miss you, Mom. Rest in Peace.

She is predeceased by her father, Louis Day; and brothers, Robert and Bradley Day.

Left to grieve are her mother, Catherine Day of Bonney Lake; sons, Chris (Kathy) Lucas, Brett (Kay) Lucas of Puyallup, Patrick (Marci) Lucas of Tacoma and Jonathan (Sandra) Lucas of Brentwood; brothers, William (Kathy), James, Charles (Donna) and David (Cindy) Day; sister, Carole Mannie; grandson, Ryan (Meagan), Neil (Amanda), Austin and Dylan Lucas; granddaughters, Jasmine and Isabella Lucas; her great-granddaughters, Emelia, Katelynn, Hadley and Ellie Lucas; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services provided by Hill Funeral Home, Puyallup, Washington. Burial Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, Washington.

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