Lucy Eva (Harkins) Melton, 92, slipped the bonds of this life on Independence Day, to forever be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lucy was born October 2, 1920 in Tavna Beg, near Straid, County Mayo, Ireland, to James and Mary Harkins. She was raised in London, England, surviving the Battle of Britain during World War II. Emigrating to the United States, she eventually settled in Colorado where she met her husband, Glenn. She was a resident of Monument, Colorado for more than forty-four years. Lucy is survived by two sons, Stephen (Susan) and Kevin; two grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua; one great-grandchild, Max, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, her daughter Rebecca, and her husband. Visitation, 10:00AM, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Northland Community Church, 245 2nd Street Monument, CO 80132. Funeral Service, 11:00AM, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Northland Community Church, 245 2nd Street Monument, CO 80132. Interment Monument Cemetery.
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Published in The Gazette from July 7 to July 9, 2013