Lucille Stavely

Lucille Catherine Stavely, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died on February 19, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado, resulting from complications from a fall. She was born in Denver, Colorado on April 8, 1913 to Frederick A. and Lucille C. Straub. Lucille graduated second in her class at North High School in Denver and then attended DU. She married Dan Stavely in Denver, Colorado on November 6, 1936. He preceded her in death in May of 2003. Lucille has a daughter, Kathy L. Schroeder (Ray) of Post Falls, Idaho, and a son, John F. Stavely (Jane), of Boulder, Colorado, six grandchildren Jennifer D. Stilkey, Matthew R. Schroeder, Sean D. Stavely, William D. Williams, Benjamin J. Williams, Gretchen L. Williams, and five great grandchildren, with twin girls expected to be born on or near her birthdate. She was very active in P.E.O. and a number of churches during her many residences, first as the wife of a military officer during World War II, and then afterwards as the wife of a college football coach at Washington State, Stanford, and CU. Lucille graduated from DU in 1935 and was a teacher for several years, but gladly gave that up to be a full-time mom and homemaker. Besides being a hostess to dozens of athletes for hearty meals at the Stavely residence, and assisting the athletes with tutoring, she was best known as being a true friend to many people with a gift of listening and offering sage advice when asked. Lucille also loved dogs and cared and nurtured many of them over the years. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church. A reception will immediately follow the service at Sheldon Jackson Hall, also at First Presbyterian Church. Feel free to make a contribution to a charity of your choice, including the Boulder Humane Society or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes designated for the Dan and Lucille Stavely Camp Scholarship Fund. Send to FCA at 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64129 (Attention: Ken Williams). Please sign the online guest book at

Funeral Home

Crist Mortuary
3395 Penrose Place Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-4411

Published in The Daily Camera on Feb. 22, 2013