Lucille Iverson , age 95, died peacefully at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
Lucille was born June 13, 1918 to Harry D. Thorman and Lena Hansen Thorman in Granville, Iowa. She was the youngest of 5 children and spent her childhood on a farm, moving to the big city, Chicago, when she was just 16. There, Lucille became enamored with the Windy City, made many friends and worked at Western Electric in Cicero, Illinois. While employed at Western Electric, she met her love and future husband, LeRoy Iverson. They were married on March 26, 1949. They had one daughter, Janice, born 3 years later.
Lucille was a working mom, long before it became common. She continued her career in business , working in downtown Chicago, at the Northern Trust Bank, retiring from there in 1983. After retirement, she enjoyed visiting Navy Pier and attending operas and concerts with her daughter, friends and nieces. She was also a crafty card and Bingo player, great cook, and avid golfer, well into her 80s. Lucille was an active member of her church and volunteered her time in many areas.
At the age of 90, Lucille moved from her beloved Chicago west to Glenwood Springs, to be near her daughter, Janice. She quickly acclimated to the mountain climate and loved her home at Sunnyside Retirement Center, where she was an active Bingo participant, until her move to Heritage Park in 2012. She was also a member of St. Stephen’s and attended Mass daily, while she was able.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice (Wayne) Treadwell; 2 grandchildren, David(Danielle)Drozd of Edmond, Okla. and Jessica Drozd of Jackson, Wyo.; 2 great-grandchildren, Bryson and Landon Drozd of Edmond, Okla.; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, and her 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Lucille will be deeply missed and received wonderful care in the last months of her life from the staff at Heritage Park Care Center and Harden Hospice, who were with her until the very end. No memorial service is planned, however any donations can be made to Mid Valley Church, 16472 Hwy 82, Carbondale, CO 81623, which provides support for many hospice patients and families in the community.
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