Lucille T. Scholfield|
Lucille T. Scholfield was born December 14, 1921 in Imperial, California to her parents Earl and Catherine Templeton. She had three brothers, Earl, Roy and Donald. Of the four children, Donald who lives in Imperial California is not the only survivor.
She met her husband, Jack P. Scholfield in 1943. He was flying Gruman Avengers in the U.S. Navy when his squadron was sent to El Centro for an experimental night flying program. Lucille and Jack kept in touch when he went to the South Pacific in July 1943. Jack returned from the South Pacific in March, 1944 and was sent to Vero Beach, Florida for flight training in the Gruman F6F Hellcat modified for night flying. Jack and Lucille were married in the West Palm Beach Presbyterian Church on July 18, 1944.
After WWII, they moved to Seattle, WA where Jack attended law school at the University of Washington graduating in 1948 and Lucille worked as a secretary in the Student Housing Office at the University. Their first child, James, was born February 6, 1948. He currently lives in Lost Gatos, CA and is employed as an engineer with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Their second son, Donald, was born July 29, 1952 and died of cancer September 30, 1980.
Lucille had a quiet even tempered personality. She loved her family, her friends and her church. She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers and for many years made flower arrangements for the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church services and other special occasions. Because she was a kind and compassionate person she had the pleasant faculty of making long time and enjoyable friendships with virtually everyone with whom she became acquainted. She also enjoyed hiking in the mountains and made several enjoyable hiking trips to Europe organized by her good friend, Maggie Cornell.
Life just can't be the same without Lucille. Thank you for helping us celebrate her wonderful life on Wednesday, October 17, 10:30am at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th AVE SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. 206-232-5595.
Remembrances may be made to the Covenant Shores Memorial Bench Fund.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 14, 2012