LUCILLE MARY WAGNER
Went peacefully to Heaven on October 7, 2013, after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.
She was born in Paxio, Kansas on January 15, 1922. Her parents were Elan Ray and Eva May (Carter) Cripps. Lucille married Jean H. Wagner in 1939 and they were married 59 years. They had two daughters, Eva and Barbara.
Lucille moved to California with her mother, stepfather, two sisters and a brother when she was 10 years old. She lived in Van Nuys, California for 81 years. She was a Christian and was a member of Van Nuys Baptist Church, Vanowen Baptist Church and North Hollywood Baptist Church. Lucille worked with White Cross Missionary Projects for over 70 years. She sold Avon products for 49 1/2 years, and was the top seller in the Valley for many of those years. Her husband, Jean Wagner; her parents and step-father, Caleb C. Smith; sisters, Helen Quatre and Lois Brown; and brother, Robert Cripps, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Eva Pickren and husband Jack; her daughter, Barbara Johnson; her five grandsons, John Pickren, James Pickren, David Pickren, Erik Johnson and Matthew Johnson; her six great grandchildren, Kaelie Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Claire Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Miles Pickren and Tyler Pickren. Other close relatives were her niece, Emily Petito; and her children, George Williams, Timothy Williams, Orlando Petito, Louisa Saloma, Joseph Petito and Elizabeth Petito; and her many grandchildren.
Lucille was a caring and friendly person. She loved her family very much, and everyone will miss her.
Her Funeral Services were handled by Crawford Mortuary and she was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth on October 11, 2013.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2013