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Katharine "Kitty" Lucas


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Katharine "Kitty" Lucas Obituary
KATHARINE "KITTY" LUCAS, 86, of San Jacinto, CA, passed away on October 17, 2016 in Murrieta, California. A memorial service will be held at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside on November 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow at 12:15 p.m. at the Riverside National Veterans Cemetery in Riverside for both Kitty and her husband, Connor Joseph Lucas, who predeceased her on August 22, 1992. Kitty was born in Evanston, Illinois to Donald and Madeleine Simmons on November 25, 1929. She went to Evanston Township High School and graduated in 1946. She worked as a doctor's assistant as a young woman until she met and married Connor in 1950. She and Connor moved to California in the early 1950's where they raised four daughters. They moved to San Jacinto in 1973 where they followed Kitty's dream of raising, breeding, and showing horses. Kitty loved animals, playing the piano, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Everyone who knew her loved her. Kitty was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Madeleine Simmons, her husband, Connor Lucas, and her brother, Charles Simmons. Kitty is survived by her daughters, Barbara Lucas, Janice (Larry) Ruiz, Madeleine (Luis) Castillo, and Nancie (Dan) Shaw; 20 grandchildren; and more than 30 great grandchildren. Condolences may be left in Kitty's online memorial guestbook at www.arlingtonmortuary.com. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta, California, who cared for her in her final days. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com


Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 15, 2016
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