Virginia departed this life peacefully on June 3, 2018 in Loveland with her husband, Bob Lucy, at her side. She is survived by her husband, her sisters Barbara and Kathy, nieces Alice, Ellie, and Maisie, stepchildren John, Maurice, Michele, Marcella, and Robert, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends.
Virginia was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. Born into a military family, Virginia had many different homes around the world: North and South America, the Middle East and Japan. She loved her Loveland home with its view of the Rocky Mountains. She loved exploring the world, learning of its cultures, photographing, and visiting friends and family. She felt a deep kinship with friends from a variety of cultures, especially those sharing her enthusiasm for the creative arts and her dedication to peace, justice and preserving our natural environment.
Her college studies began at George Washington University and ended with a MBA from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She also completed a program at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston. After initially working in social work she joined the Boulder Police Department, where she had a long and fulfilling career, admiring and respecting the police officers.
She was interested in the history and evolution of civilizations, theater and music, choirs and animals. Her family admired her talent in selecting the perfect pets, especially cats.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Loveland Elks Lodge. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.