Florence Lucille Duncan

Florence Lucille Duncan

February 23, 1925 – January 22, 2017

Lucille was born in Hansville, Washington to Victor and Signy Udd. Raised in Sappho, she attended Beaver School and graduated in 1943 from Quillayute Union High School in Forks. Upon graduation, she attended business college and worked in Seattle.

Lucille married Wiley P. Duncan on September 6, 1947, at the First Congregational Church in Forks. An excellent cook and homemaker, she raised their two children, Donald and Carolyn, supporting their various school and extra curricular activities. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and maintained contact with them through letters and verbal communication. She also enjoyed flowers and some gardening.

Lucille remained in the family home after the passing of her husband in 2002. She continued to read, cook, and attend Forks Congregational Church and go to the beauty shop twice weekly. She did her own shopping, driving, and generally refused the offer of assistance from friends and family. She was gracious, generous, and kind to all.

New Years Eve day, 2016, Lucille fell, fracturing her arm and shoulder. She was given excellent care by the staff of Forks Community Hospital – including nursing, physical therapists and Dr. John Shima, for which the family is grateful. She was transferred to Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle following a stroke. Lucille passed peacefully into the arms of Our Lord with friends and nursing staff present on January 22, 2017.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Signy Udd, her husband, Wiley Duncan, and her sister, Eleanor Scarlett. She is survived by her son Donald W. Duncan (Linda George) of Forks, daughter Carolyn Pantekoek (Louis) of Ellensburg, Washington, grandson Donald P. Duncan (Holly) and three great grandchildren of Bozeman, Montana, grandson Rory Duncan (Brittany) and three great grandchildren of Forks, brother-in-law John E. Duncan of Forks, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on March 4, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 280 South Spartan Ave. in Forks, WA at 1pm. Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church.