Lucy R. Vawter

1923 - 2012

Lucy R. Vawter, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Lucy was born in Walla Walla on March 8, 1923, to Zebdal Ritchey Lewis and Stella Lieuallen Lewis. Lucy grew up in the heritage of farming: working in the wheat fields, riding horses, enjoying the life of the rural community of family and friends. She graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1941. She had a long career at the Veteran’s Hospital in Vancouver, Wash. Her greatest interest was being with her children, grandchildren and family. Friends say of her, “She is small but mighty.” Her children and family will remember her for her faith in the Lord and the many prayers offered in their behalf.

She is survived by her three children, Sherry Lynn Goss, Dan Wallace Vawter and Grant Ritchey Vawter; her brother, Marion Meyer Lewis; and sister, Joan Lewis. A memorial service will take place in January 2013, with a reception to follow at the home of Gary and Lynn Goss, Peoria, Ariz.

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