Lucille Godfrey, aged 95, died peacefully in her sleep on July 12 at Chancellor Place Assisted Living in Pasadena. Lucille was born Jan. 25, 1919 in Eagle River, Wisconsin to Ethel Sophia Ervin and Chauncey Alanson Hickok.
Lucille met Lee Godfrey when they both worked at Gimbel’s Department Store in Milwaukee. They married in 1942. Lee worked for the Army Signal Corps in Michigan. In 1944 they moved to California for Lee’s new defense job.
Lee and Lucille moved to Pasadena in 1947 and became members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Altadena from then until 1982. She was a homemaker and active member of the Mother’s Club of St. Elizabeth School.
Lucille was an accomplished actor who performed in many plays in community theater and at St. Elizabeth in parish melodramas.
After moving to La Verne in 1982, she became a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish and served as a sponsor for the Rite of Christian Initiation. Lucille was very creative and artistic; she was an excellent seamstress and tailor, and for many years she created floral cards and other floral projects with dried and pressed natural flowers. She moved back to Pasadena in 2008 to reside at Chancellor Place.
She is survived by four children: Julianne Godfrey Titus, Jim Godfrey (Victoria), Jeanne Godfrey Long (Hartwell), and John Godfrey (Diana); eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation vigil will be held at Cabot’s Mortuary today, Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. The funeral will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church on Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m.
Should friends desire, prayers-cards-flowers are welcome or contributions may be sent to:
Haven House Woman’s Shelter, P.O. Box 50007, Pasadena, CA 91115,