Lucy Beck Grissom

Lucy Grissom was born Sept. 1, 1917 on the Beck Farm five miles East of Huntsville, Texas to John Waldermar and Emma (Hurzeler) Beck, and passed away at her home on Possum Walk in Huntsville, Texas on Sept. 10, 2006.

Lucy married John Gordon Grissom, of the West Sandy community in Walker County, Texas, June 21, 1941. They were wed at a train station in Nampa, Idaho by the Stake President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in that community. John spent twenty-four years in the Air Force with Lucy accompanying him to his duty stations in the United States, England and the Philippines. After John's retirement in 1965, they moved back to Huntsville and built their retirement home on Possum Walk. John went to work as a rural mail carrier and Lucy returned to teaching. They both retired, again, in 1982. Lucy enjoyed a rich career as a teacher, counselor and diagnostician. She taught in many schools in Grimes, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker Counties. Lucy earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Home Economics from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1937 and her Master's of Education in 1967 from Sam Houston State College. Lucy's true legacy will endure in the lives of her students, whom she served with patience and dedication and love in her devotion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a master teacher and lived a life of service. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Her husband, John, preceded Lucy in death in 1994. Also, preceding her in death were her parents; her five Beck brothers: George, Ralph, Parley, Wilford, and Clarence and two sisters, Bertha Beck Kirkpatrick and Esther Beck Harper.

Surviving are special nieces, Linda Crowson and Marilyn Harper; one sister-in-law, Ella Mae Beck of Fort Worth, Texas; nieces and nephews, Michael, Jesse, and Charles Kirkpatrick, John B. Harper, Shirley Crager, Peggy McMillian, David Harper, Joseph Harper, Judy Twardeski, Joe Beck, Gary Beck and Pat Chaffee; special friend, Mark Daniel and a host of friends. The family wishes to express a very special thank-you to Odyssey Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday Sept. 13, 2006 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1803 19th Street, Huntsville, Texas. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery on Highway 30 West, where Lucy will be laid to rest by her beloved husband, John. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

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