Lucy passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2013, at a local care center in Roseburg, Oregon, at the age of 93. She was born to Emil and Ethyl (Teague) Coach, on March 25, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Portland, she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1938. Lucy was a good student and very athletic. Her first husband, Ozzie Johnson, left her a widow at a very young age. Lucy worked at many jobs usually held by men who were at that time involved in the Second World War. She worked in sawmills, on log ponds, as a whistle punk in the woods, in box factories, as a cab driver, and then as telephone operator in Roseburg. She married James Arnold Jones in 1950. He was a sawmill superintendent. They moved to northern California following the sawmills, settling in the Santa Rosa area. They raised and trained performance horses and Jim became an AHSA judge. They traveled to many horse shows. Later, they imported Arabian mares and bred and raised endurance horses. Jim competed with the horses and Lucy took care of the ranch while he was gone. Jim died in 1976 and Lucy dispersed of the horses. She worked in hospitals and then was a housekeeper for many years in Santa Rosa. After retiring, she walked 5 miles a day, visiting the library weekly, often bringing beautiful flowers from her yard. She was recognized as an avid recylcler, working with Recycle Town in Santa Rosa and was a great supporter of the Salvation Army. Lucille was very independent until breaking a hip at the age of 86. She moved to Roseburg in 2008 to be closer to her step-daughters, Roberta (Bobbie) (Jones) Harper and Bonnie (Jones) Siebrasse. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and brother, Robert E. Coach. No services will be held. Taylor’s Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Per her wishes, her ashes will be returned to the Santa Rosa area where she lived for so many years.
We would like to thank the staff members at Curry Manor for their loving care of Lucy.