Lucille Polly Crow…April 12, 1931 – July 24, 2015

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Lucille Poly Crow (Lucy) was born in Denver, Colorado on April 12, 1931. Lucille’s parents were Frank and Pearl Mumford. Lucille’s first years of life were spent with her cousin Rose and her grandmother in Denver. Lucy and her dad later moved to Lamar where she attended 1-12, with the exception of her freshman year, which she spent at Eads High School. Lucy graduated from Lamar High School in 1949.

Lucy met Ray Crow, and they were married in Eads on August 6, 1950. Ray was drafted into the army shortly after being married and Lucille moved back to Lamar with the folks and worked at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Lamar. She had fond memories of her time there and of friends she made while there. When Ray was released from the army they made their home in Eads, Colorado. In 1955, a daughter, Connie was born and four years later in 1959, a son, Frank Stacey was born.

Lucy worked at a number of jobs during her life in Eads. She worked at the Stop and Shop grocery store; worked with Ray at the Laundra Mat; was the Eads City Clerk for a number of years; worked at the motel with Clyde and Bernice Crow. Next came the restaurant (often being the cook who had to stand on cinder blocks to reach the grill) when Jessie didn’t make it in. Lastly, in 1980, Lucy and Ray bought the liquor store, and “By Golly” became well known for his love of visiting with folks, from all of their local friends to the truckers who made a point just to stop and to say hello.

Lucy and Ray used to go camping with their friends and all of the kids for many summers. Many a day and weekend was spent at the local lakes boating and water skiing, (Lucy even made it around the lake on water skis at one time). She also had many good times bowling with all of her friends and family.

When Lucy and Ray retired from the liquor store they began traveling with Bob and Renee Woods on many trips from cruises to road trips. Where were many bus trips with local friends. Lucy and Ray went to Las Vegas, Laughlin, Branson and many other places in between. She enjoyed the traveling a great deal. Bob and Renee took them places they would not have gone any other way. Lucy also enjoyed the trips to Cripple Creek and Blackhawk. Although, probably not quite as much the gambler as Ray was.

Having a family was very important to both Lucy and Ray. Connie and Stace kept them busy for years going to all of the various school activities. Letting Connie and Stace have friends come over for sleepovers during the school years was a fond memory for all involved. Rarely was there much extra money, but there was always “mini vacations” and weekends doing fun things. We were fortunate for what we had and we never knew we might be missing out on anything. Watching her kids grow up, get married and start their own families was very rewarding.

Lucy enjoyed her grandchildren, Derek, Courtney and Danielle, and drove for hours to stay and babysit for days at a time with no complaints. She was able to enjoy the kids as they grew up. She attended sports events, school functions, square dancing, recitals and rarely missed anything unless away on a fun trip.

Lucy lost Ray on June 3, 2008, and life was never the same. Although she did slow down some, health issues plagued her and worsened until the last three years presented a challenge she was forced to live with, although not always comfortably.

Lucy departed this life on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the age of 84, at the Weisbrod Extended Care Unit with her son Frank by her side.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Pearl Mumford; brother Eddie; Husband Ray (By Golly) Crow; son-in-law Doug Shotton; infant twin granddaughters, Ashley and Angela.

Lucy leaves behind her children, Connie Shotton of Eads, and Frank (Sherri) Crow of Pueblo. Also her grandchildren Lexi and Tyler; Cortney Crow of Pueblo; Danielle (Kyle) Reed of Pueblo and great grandsons, Zander and Zyler. She also leaves a sister Rose Marie (Warner) Hubbard of Lamar; brother-in-law, Dick Crow of Denver; and cousin Rose Lahti of Denver, as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Eads with Rev. Nancy Peacock officiating. Betty Crow, Charlotte Woelk and Sylvia weeks provided the music for the service. Serving as casketbearers were: Tom Hubbard, Jim Hubbard, Marty Miller, Frank Miller, John Philpy and Dave West. Those serving as honorary casketbearers were: Pete West, Pete Koch, Robert Miller, Jimmy Bendddorf, Robert Woods, Bob Laird, Larry Watts and William Woelk. Final committal services were held at the Eads Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Eads School Alumni Association.

Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at Visitation and funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home.

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