Lucille Anne Weed, 87, died Wednesday (March 13, 2013) in Northglenn Heights Memory Care Community, Northglenn, Colo. She was born March 15, 1925, in Quincy, a daughter of James G. and Maria E. Weber Smith. She married John William, a son of John William and Gertrude M. Schlettert Weed, on July 4, 1947, in St. John Catholic Church, Quincy. He preceded her in death. Lucille was a lifelong musician, starting violin lessons at the age of 9 and continuing to play until six months before she passed. She placed third in violin solo in 1941 at the National School Music Competition held in Flint, Mich. She was a graduate in violin and theory of music of the Quincy Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Quincy Chamber Music Society before her marriage. She was a 1943 graduate of Quincy High School. After graduation, she attended Murray State College in Kentucky to study music but returned to Quincy upon the death of her beloved violin teacher, Mrs. Georgia Morey. She then worked for the Army Map Service as a cartographer during World War II. Lucille declined an offer to transfer to Washington, D.C., and attended Gem City Business College. She took a position with Peerless Pump in Quincy and worked there until her marriage. Lucille, her husband, Bill, and daughter, Janet, moved to Broomfield, Colo., in 1972. She worked for a short time at Storage Tech and then as a cartographer for Arwyn Map Co. before retiring in 1987. She continued playing her violin in Colorado at her church, Nativity of Our Lord, in Broomfield. She was also a violinist with the Broomfield Civic Orchestra and a quartet, the Broomfield Strings. From 2004 through 2009, she was a strolling violinist for the benefit of seniors at Mimi's CafÃ© in Broomfield. Lucille was a wonderful woman and tried to make a friend of everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by a son, Robyn G. Weed, of Broomfield; a daughter, Janet S. Bone, of Broomfield; a daughter, Pamela A. Rohrbacher, of Louisville, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Roger T. Weed, of Broomfield on March 10. SERVICES: Were held today in Broomfield. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Broomfield County Commons Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS: Rundus Funeral Home, 1998 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2013