Lucille (Lu) Gay Walls was born in Pontiac, Michigan on July 24, 1960 to Ernest and Lucy (Thompson) Walls and died In Seattle ...Washington on March 19, 2015. Lu was preceded in death by a sister Wilma Thierry and a brother Ernest Paul Walls, her niece Dawn Thierry, her former husband Craig Staudenbaur, and her mother and father in law Esther Arana and Frank Arana. She is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Andrew Basil Arana, of Seattle, Washington, foster daughter Stephanie Capatina of Clackamas, Oregon, her parents Ernest and Lucy Walls of Goodrich, Michigan, sisters Charlotte (Ross Robinson) Walls, of Grass Lake, Michigan, and Carolyn Walls, of Goodrich as well as her sisters-in law Yvonne Arana Baltazar and Rose Arana-Sabala and brothers-in-law Earl, Nathan, Alexis, Francis, Michael, and John Arana. She was the world’s best aunt to Lisa (Hawk) Kennedy of Washington, D.C., Joshua (Shannon Slanec) Thierry of Holly, Michigan, Jessica (Brian) McKevett of Pleasant Lake, Michigan, Stephen Robinson of Grass Lake, Braden (Laura) Robinson of Haddonfield, New Jersey, Allison (Matthew) Baldi of Avon, Ohio, Madeline (Bobby) Ward of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Rachel (Robert) Caston of Ronkonkoma, New York, and Benoit and Philippe Côté of Goodrich. She greatly enjoyed her great nieces and nephews, Alex and Samantha Roth and Charlotte and Daniel McKevett of Pleasant Lake, Emily and Nathan Robinson of Haddonfield, and William and Jackson Ward of Shepherdsville.
Lu had a strong faith and a personal relationship with Christ. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 11 o’clock on March 28, 2015 at the Goodrich Assembly of God Church in Goodrich, Pastor William Walbridge officiating. Family visitation will be at 10 o’clock at the church.
Memorial contributions be made to the Innocence Project, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
RantWoman and God have been arguing about Lu's passing too. Here, in memory of Lu's endless strength, faith, and joy in living are further RantWoman reflections and exuberant memorial music.
RantWoman does not usually mention praying on this blog but it seems the best thing to do, the best way to remember Lu, the best way to reach all who lvoed her and especially Andrew and the rest of her family.