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Obituary of Vera Lucille Lotz
Vera Lucille Lotz, 100, passed away on October 29 in her home at Sierra del Sol of Tucson. She is survived by her three children: Darrel Lotz (Arlington, MA), Patricia Mulvaney (Shreveport, LA), and Karen Eger (Chandler, AZ); and her four grandchildren: Karen Lotz-McMillen (m. John McMillen, Wellesley, MA), Emily Bearden (m. Sean Bearden, Shreveport, LA), Philip Mulvaney (m. Heather Mulvaney, Ashburn, VA), and Dana Eger (Medford, MA). She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Zachary Bearden, John Henry Lotz-McMillen, Jacob Bearden, Ravelle Lotz-McMillen, Megan Mulvaney, and Caitlin Mulvaney as well as her last remaining sister, Norma Altis (m. Hubert Altis, Liberty, MO), many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Born on the family farm in Fortuna, Missouri, on August 17, 1922, she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends this year. She was preceded in death by her parents, Letha Belle and Quincy Hays, her beloved first daughter, Donna LaRue Lotz, and her loving husband, Edward Philip Lotz. The family wishes to give their thanks to the wonderful staffs at Fellowship Square and Sierra del Sol who provided excellent care, the compassionate people at Aria Hospice, and especially her personal caregiver, Sally DeVerney.
Lucille spent her life as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a devoted member of her Southern Baptist church. A woman known for her compassion and faith, she spent countless hours in service to God through her work with the Women’s Missionary Union, teaching Sunday school, and, of course, in her constant support of family and fellow churchgoers. She was a longtime member of 22nd Street Baptist Church and prior to that Morningside Baptist Church. She was an expert seamstress, cook, housekeeper, and so much more. As a military wife, she always took care of her family when her husband Edward needed to move them from state to state, even spending a short stint in France.
A service will be held at the 22nd Street Baptist Church on Thursday, November 3, with a viewing at 1:30 and services beginning at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are being made by Adair Funeral Homes. If you would like to honor Lucille, you can make a donation in her name to her church or Providence House at: theprovidencehouse.com/donate.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vera Lotz, please visit Tribute Store