Lucille Dorothy Cunningham (1925 - 2019)

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Service Information
The Springs Funeral Services
3115 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
80909
(719)-328-1793
Visitation
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Springs Funeral Services
3115 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Funeral service
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
11:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
1515 N. Cascade Ave
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Obituary

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LUCILLE DOROTHY CUNNINGHAM
May 2, 1925
November 14, 2019
Lucille Dorothy (Brockman) Cunningham was born at home in Monroe, Nebraska on May 2, 1925, the first child of Henry and Dorothy Brockman.
Lucille attended country schools, and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1943.
Lucille taught in rural schools around Fullerton until meeting returning decorated WW2 veteran, Lemoyne R. Cunningham. The two were married in Fullerton, Nebraska on June,1947. They moved to Wayne, Nebraska in 1950 where Lucille taught in the rural schools. The couple adopted their son, Mark Allan, in 1955 and built a new home on an acreage south of Wayne.
They later moved to Blair, Nebraska. Lucille obtained her degree at Wayne State College and began teaching in the Blair Public Schools. She later attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha, graduating with a Master of Science in Special Education.
In 1971 the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. They bought and operated several apartment complexes. Lucille also served as President of the AAUW.
In the 80's the couple built a winter home in Mesa, Arizona. Lucille, with her son Mark, founded the West One Group, redeveloping/operating residential and commercial properties in west Colorado Springs. Lucille served as President of the Old Colorado City Historical Society, where she led the effort to acquire, fund and restore the historic First Baptist Church into an office/museum/archive for the Society.
Lucille lived her last decade and a half in the home she'd built in Kissing Camels Estates. She loved it's patios, waterfalls and gardens, as well as painting in her art studio.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lemoyne; two children who died shortly after birth; both of her parents; two sisters and both brothers.
Lucille is survived by her son, Mark; and a sister, Irlavere.
Visitation, 4:00PM-6:00PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Funeral Service, 11:00AM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.
Interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, Nebraska 68787.
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Published in The Gazette from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2019
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