Remembering Lucie

I am remembering Lucie today. It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since Lucie died. I miss Lucie everyday, but it is true that time does heal. It was a lovely day in Phoenix, lately we have been having quite a few rainy days. I had lunch with Lucie's good friends, Jane and Mary Lou. We had lunch at Luci's, a delightful restaurant which has a beautiful outside dining area. Jane gave me a vintage milk bottle from Reading Home Dairy, Reading Michigan filled with beautiful bougainvillea from her yard.

I placed the flowers on ice box which use to belong to Lucie and John Protz.

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In Memory of Lucie

Protz, Lucille Elaine 66, of Phoenix passed away on January 10, 2010. Lucie was born on June 25, 1943 in Buffalo, New York to Bernard and Irene Stell. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Chemistry and worked for Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan and Freeport, Texas. Lucie moved to Phoenix in 1980. She was a Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League. She is preceded in death by her husband John E. Protz (1989). She is survived by her sister Phyllis Wason, niece Marcie Wason, cousins; Deb Konieczny and Pam Sodja both of New York and her best friend Bailey (her devoted golden retriever). Lucie will be remembered as an exceptional older sister to Phyl and for her determination, humor and loyalty to friends. Lucie will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be private. Memorial contributions in Lucie’s name may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115.

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