1918 - 2013
Lucylle C. Laminack passed away on Feb. 15, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born on Nov. 1, 1918, in St. Paul, Minn., to George and Hedwig “Hattie” Thill. She was one of six children and was the last surviving of her siblings. She attended the college of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad during World War II.
Courted by several local boys she had known in school, she was won over by Bivian Paul Laminack, a native of Georgia, who wrote her poetry from his Air Force post in Italy and declared it was “love at first sight” when he wrote to her father to ask his blessing for their marriage. They were married at the Church of St. Luke in St. Paul, Minn., after his discharge from the Air Force in 1946. They moved to Los Angeles shortly after their marriage and started their family.
They moved to Washington state in 1950 to be near her family, living first in the Yakima Valley, then Kennewick. They moved to Walla Walla in 1963 and remained there for the rest of her life. They raised three daughters. Her husband passed away in 1992.
Lucylle enjoyed her family, reading, gardening, sewing and needle crafts and her two Schnauzers. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and later Assumption Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Shelton, Georgiann Mueri and Jennifer Feldmann; her grandchildren, Dawn and Jesse; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at Mt. View Cemetery.