Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lucile Balthrop (1920 - 2010)

Betty Lucile Balthrop, 89, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday in Lucas Funeral Chapel, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst. Interment: Following committal prayers, Lucile will be laid to rest with her husband, James, in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
A native of Fort Worth, Lucile was born Oct. 7, 1920, to Luther Lecil and Edith Lou Adams Bostick. She was a longtime member of Meadowbrook Church of Christ, where she taught children's Bible classes. An avid gardener, she loved growing African violets and roses. Although Lucile lost her speech and mobility from a stroke 33 years ago, she never questioned her Christian faith and lived life with humor and dignity. After retiring to Granbury, she and James continued to enjoy traveling to such places as Hawaii and Branson. Even though her voice was quieted, her smile and gestures continued to brighten every room she was in. She will be lovingly missed.
The family would like to especially thank Kathy Jones and the staff of Jack's Place for their love and care for Lucile for the past two years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 69 years; infant daughter, Betty Lucile; and brother, Harold Bostick.

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