Lucille E. Lasell, 96, lifelong resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of James L. and Mollie C. (Weinland) Morgan.
She spent her childhood at Pacific Beach and attended school there, graduating from Moclips High School in 1935. She attended DeWitt’s Beauty School in Aberdeen, remaining there, teaching for several years. During World War II, she worked as a secretary in the offices of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Seattle.
Lucille married Ranson G. Lasell in Aberdeen in 1951. They built their home in Central Park and resided there for many years. Ranson died in 1986.
In earlier years, Lucille enjoyed oil and watercolor painting, attending art classes taught by Del Kay. She was also a member of the Grays Harbor Camera Club. She enjoyed playing the organ and reading and was a collector of old books. She and Ranson also raised blueberries which were enjoyed by neighbors and other friends. They also enjoyed traveling.
Lucille is survived by two nephews: Fred J. Huff of Palm Springs, Calif., and Robert Bronson of Washougal, Wash.; and two nieces: Nancy Booth of Central Park and Toni Kowalis of Salem, Ore.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in the Fern Hill Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend David Monsen will officiate. Private entombment will follow at the Fern Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Central Park Volunteer Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 332, Aberdeen, Wash. 98520
A card of condolence with a message or a memory may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.