Rose Lucio

Obituary of Rose R Lucio

Rosaura Rios Lucio, 92, of Tucson, passed away August 22, with her family by her side.

Rose was born to the late Maria Montez and Guadalupe Rios, on November 23, 1930, in San Jose, Arizona. She graduated from Morenci High School in 1949.

She married Juan Barrios Lucio in 1951 and moved to Chicago. The couple later returned to Arizona to raise their family in Fort Grant. They moved to Tucson after Juan retired from the State of Arizona.

Rose is survived by her children: Marie Lucio, of Jacksonville, FL; Lydia (Doug) Glasson, of Tucson; Saul (Julie) Lucio, Jacksonville, FL; Samuel (Vickie) Lucio, of Tucson; Anthony (Herlinda) Lucio, of Phoenix and Armando Amarista of Venezuela.

She has six grandchildren Mandy, Becca, Crista, Tommy, Brianna, Frankie, and a great grandson Jack.

Along with her parents and three siblings Ramon, Angelina, and Virginia, she was predeceased by her son John Thomas Lucio in 1971.

Rose will be remembered for her beauty inside and out.

Although she loved being a homemaker, she enjoyed being a working woman. In high school, she worked as a cashier in her Uncle Art's grocery store. After her youngest child started school, she returned to work as a kindergarten teacher at Bonita Elementary School and later worked as a cashier at Dave Bloom and Sons in Tucson. If you asked her, she would say she retired to become a full-time bingo player.

Rose loved shopping and watching The Price is Right every day. She will be remembered as a giving person as she always had a gift for you, whether it was red lipstick, jewelry or a two-dollar bill. Rose loved entertaining. She loved cooking for her family and baking her famous banana bread. Her sense of adventure took her to faraway destinations from Europe to Hawaii, as well as many states in the U.S. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her wonderful caregivers Carmen and Rose.

Most importantly, she was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind only joyful memories.

The viewing is 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at Adair Avalon Chapel at 8090 N. Northern Avenue, Tucson. The Rosary is at 7 p.m. at the Adair Avalon chapel that night. The funeral mass is at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 31 at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson. The mass will be live streamed via YouTube: at The burial is after the mass at Holy Hope Cemetery at 3555 N. Oracle Road, Tucson. There will be an escorted procession to the cemetery. A reception will be held at the Elks Lodge 1800 N. Oracle Road, Tucson after the burial.

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