Lucie Stanton McCoy, 92, died February 3, 2013, in The Dalles, Oregon. She lived in The Dalles for more than 50 years. She was born July 1, 1920 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Frank Stanton and Genevieve O’Leary Stanton. Lucie spent her childhood in Olympia and Bellingham, Washington and graduated from Bellingham High School.
She graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1942. During her years at Whitman, she met Tad McCoy, whom she married on August 8, 1942 in Seattle. They both attended flight training school and Lucie was one of only a few female pilots to graduate.
Lucie was a member of P.E.O. Chapter BF and served on the board of St. Vincent de Paul. She was a co-founder of Community Meals and spent many Friday evenings
organizing and serving meals. She was an avid gardener who shared her love of landscaping even after moving to Mill Creek Point, where she planted her favorite Dogwood trees and added a native wildflower garden.
Lucie is survived by her four children: Tom McCoy (Nancy) of Wasco, Oregon; Paul McCoy (Hiromi) of McLean, Virginia; Molly Leow (Hock) of Menlo Park, California; and Marcia Jacroux (Mike) of Pullman, Washington. She is also survived by seven grandchildren (Kerry Friedrichs, Lucie McCoy, Paul Leow, Sean Leow, Mark Leow, Tad Jacroux, and Tom Jacroux) and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tad McCoy, and her sister, Mary South.
Lucie was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and her private burial was held at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. Honoring her wishes, there will be no formal service.
She will be remembered for her energy, optimism, organizational abilities, generosity, love of babies and modern architecture, and repertoire of wonderful desserts.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul (505 W. 9th St., The Dalles, OR 97058), Providence Hospice of the Gorge (1630 Woods Court, Hood River, OR 97031), or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.
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