Lucille "Lucy" Carrillo (1924 - 2012)

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Lucy (a.k.a. Lucille) Carrillo was a life-long resident of Juneau, Alaska. She was born January 14, 1924 in Juneau, Alaska to William and Maggie Kinch but celebrated her birthdays on February 24 of each year. She was raised by her grandparents John and Bessie Weaver on Douglas Island with her two sisters Alice and Clara and three brothers: Paul, Henry and Joe Kinch.

Lucille's Moeity: Yeil – Raven, her Tlingit name is See.aat of the Kwaashki Kwaan (Humpback Salmon) clan, Gineix Kwaan (Copper Digger Copper People). She comes from the Dis Hit – Moon House from Yaakwdaat – Yakutat, AK. Tsaaqweidi Y'adi – (Killer whale) Seal People. Her father's name is Willie Kinch from Sumdum, AK. His Tlingit name is Waan Gaan. His mother's name is Katie (Sumdum) Kinch. Her Tlingit name is Yik du oo from the Cedar House. Kaagwaantaan Dachxan Her grandfather's name is John Weaver from Klukwan, AK. His Tlingit names are: Donna Wak Ish and Ch'aak Tlein from Gooch Hit - Wolf House.

Lucille married Fredrick K. Carrillo on April 3, 1943 in Douglas, AK. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit and owned and operated several establishments in Juneau including: The F & L Apts., Fred's Barber Shop, the Wild Grey Goose Bar & Restaurant (in the late 1940's) which later was expanded and renamed the Dreamland Bar. Her labor of love supported her husband's dream of bringing his family from the Philipines to begin a new life in Alaska.

Auntie had many interests and hobbies. As a young woman she taught herself the art of tatting, crochet and embroidery. She enjoyed reading from a variety of genres from Harlequin Romances to botanical books and geographic texts.

Lucy was a real Raven, because she could not wait until the tide went out to dig clams, gum boots and Sea urchin with her cousin Marian Ezzre. She also remained an avid fisherwoman throughout her life and shared her love of the outdoors by teaching her young great nieces and nephews fly fishing in local rivers in the 1960's and continued salmon fishing with her nephews well into her late 70's.

Auntie heard the BINGO Bugle and spent many happy hours with her dabbers and friends. Our auntie was an enigma: refined and gracious, she quietly enjoyed tea and solitaire - yet she also enjoyed her Gameboy and action packed movies and delighted those who knew her with her keen sense of humor.

Auntie is admired for her strength of character and beloved for her gentle and fun-loving spirit. She is also remembered for her kindness and generosity - despite the hardships she experienced throughout her life.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Fred Carrillo, siblings: Paul Kinch, Clara Martha Paulo, Alice Kinch, Henry Kinch, and Joe Kinch, and nieces Lorena Baty, Arlinda Miller, Madina Paulo and nephew first Peter Paulo.

"Auntie" is survived by eight nieces and nephews: Fausto M. Paulo, Jr. of Juneau, Ak, Dann Paulo of Amesville, Mass, Roberta Hays of Renton, WA, Robert Paulo of Juneau, AK, William Paulo of Juneau, AK, Peter Paulo of Anchorage, AK, Ricky Paulo of Juneau, Ak and Tina Paulo of Greesham, OR.

"Auntie-Auntie" is also survived by fifteen, great nieces and nephews: Byron Baty, Jr., Elizabeth Baty, Robert Baty, Christopher Baty, Jennifer Hays, Melinda Sambola-Paulo, Chance Paulo, Kenneth Scott Paulo, Clarissa Paulo, Lori Getz, Keri Paula, Joey Bautista, Brenda Patrick, Erika Miller, Joshua Miller, and Tristan Paulo.

"Auntie-Auntie-Auntie" will be missed by many great/great nieces and nephews: Arlinda Paulo, Pete Paulo, Brandon Paulo, Kajena, Justin, Presley, Peyton, Brittany, Ezzre, Ashleigh, Jaila, Quinten, Zion, Naquoia, Mariah , Megan, Kawekiu, Kukila, Ikiboy.
She is also survived by Clan sisters Leana Farkas and Nellie Lord; and by many Carrillo families residing in Juneau.

Our beloved matriarch walked into the forest on March 30, 2012. A Celebration of her Life and dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Tlingit & Haida Community at Salmon Creek.

Friends are invited to view pictures and service information, share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at

Published in The Juneau Empire from Apr. 3 to Apr. 12, 2012