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Clifford Allen Lucas
04/20/1932 — 08/05/2003
From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Yakima, Washington
Clifford Allen Lucas
Clifford Allen Lucas, 71, of Kennewick, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at home with family and friends at his side.
Cliff was born April 20, 1932, in Yakima, WA. He was raised in Granger throughout his school years. He married his high school sweetheart, Pauline Sonner, in 1949, and moved his family to Richland in 1957.
Cliff lived in this area 46 years where he worked for the Carnation Company delivering milk to Tri-City homes. After retirement, Cliff and Pauline enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. Two of his fondest memories were a trip to Alaska with friends, Wayne and Alphia Puryear, Don and Annie Forsythe, Phil and Gloria Shepard, Kenny and Ruth Wilson and, in 2000, a trip to the East Coast including a visit to his brother and family in Fayetteville, NC. Dad loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed many outings with friends and family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were so special to him and always brought a smile to his face. A favorite hobby was working in his woodshop and making gifts for family and friends. Another enjoyment was stopping at the casinos during their travels. Cliff is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pauline; daughters, Sharon Lee Simmelink, Marcia Don Foss, Kathy Randy Lee; son, Cliff Brad Nancy Lucas; grandchildren, Dustin and Jason Franz, Jennifer Payne, Jeramee, Shasta and Keeven Lucas; great grandchildren, Drake Franz, KayLee and Jaden Payne, Elijah and Savannah Lucas; brother, Don and Mary Lucas of Fayetteville, NC; sisters-in-law, Opal Chambers and Linda Dunnington; nieces, Jolee Bisterfeldt and Vicki Smith; nephews, Scott Chambers and Mike Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vashti and stepfather, Emil Schott, and Bill Lucas, and by a granddaughter, Jamie Lee. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2003, at Einans Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at Einans Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made in Cliffs memory to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 or the Knights of Columbus, 2500 Chester Rd. Richland, WA 99352. Cliffs family wishes to express a special thanks to Linda and Joan at Hospice for all their help.
We love you, Dad, and will miss you very much, but you will always be in our hearts.
UNCLE CLIFF, THANK GOD WE WERE ABLE TO COME AND VISIT WITH YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY AND SHARE ALL OF OUR LOVE. WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH BUT JUST KNOWING I TOUCHED, KISSED AND HUGGED YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY THOUGHTS YOU. LOVE VICKI
lly In this time of sorrow, may it comfort you to know that manyt of us are feeling the same. We had hope for a miracle but it was not to be and now Cliff is in a place of greatewr comfort than he was here on earth those last few weeks. You have so many wonderful memories to treasure. Cliff was one of the sweetest, kindest genle men that we had ever had the pleasure to know. Even in those last days he was expressing concern for others rather than dwelling on his own faches and pains. May the good Lord comfort and bless you and all of your family.
WA meorial will be sent to Hospice House as we ;know their kindness has been much appreciated.
Russ and Helenand Family,
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. WE WILL MISS CLIFF VERY MUCH.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. I will never forget all the times my brothers and I spent at your home on the farm, feeding the animals and swimming in the pool. We will always think about you and miss you!
With sympathy, Bill, Eileen and Lynn.