Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another Ruston Icon Passes

Lucille Canfield, longtime Ruston resident, has died. Lucille was 82 years young and spent her entire life living in the Ruston area. She served on the Ruston Town Council in the 1980's with Mayor Pete Brudevold (who was murdered while in office). Lucille had battled bone marrow cancer for a long time.

Her son, Steve Tucker, still lives in Ruston and works as one of the town's maintenance men. A celebration of Lucille's life will be held this Saturday, July 28th at 2pm at the VFW Hall on Baltimore Street. You can view the obituary and leave a note for the family in today's News Tribune here...

Lucille gave much of her life to this town, working and volunteering for decades to make us a better community. She saw tremendous change in her 82 years here but always maintained her love for Ruston. Her input and memories are lost to us now, but the town she helped build lives on. Rest in peace, Lucille - you done good!


Anonymous said...

It is nice to see blogs such as this !

With all that is going on in the World around us, this truly helps to bring things back into perspective !

Thank You !

Beth said...

My memories of Lucilles volunteer and elected involvement, her simple and honest imput are imbedded in my memories. Lucille influenced my feelings for small town politics and family.

My love and shared memories go out to all of Lucilles family. Our families lives have definately intertwined through the years and we are truley blessed because of it!

Lucille always represented her community from a neighborhoods eye and brought a sensible attitude to the table to get it done ~ Lucille always called it as she saw it with a smile!
Rest In Peace Lucille!