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Opal Lucido

November 17, 1916 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 100)
My name is Opal L. Lucido. I was born in Medicine Mound, Texas on November 17, 1916 and went straight to heaven on June 22, 2017. Yes, I was 100 years young. My parents were Oscar Osborn, and Ella L. Quigley. My siblings were Roy (Bo) Osborn and sister Imogene Bagnasco. I was married to Rueben Cox, my first husband, and gave birth to my son Warren D. Cox. (Olga) After my divorce, I married my second husband, Frank S. Lucido, and had my daughter Lynnette (Lakeman) Allen (Lee)I lived a very full and complete life. I was a beautician, a taxi cab driver, a switch board operator for Shell Oil, and retired as a school bus driver in Martinez. My mother had two boarding homes in Martinez, which I helped her with at an early age of my life. We lived in Fellows, Bakersfield, and Taft, California. I rode the oil wells that my father worked on and at times picked cotton. Our lives were not easy and we knew how to work hard and appreciate what food we had to eat. Living through the depression and having that experience makes you a stronger person throughout your life. My hobbies were sewing, gardening, and playing bridge and canasta. I loved cheering on the 49ers (wouldn't miss a game) and the SF Giants. After my retirement, I discovered traveling and enjoyed many vacations around the world. I am also a Martinez Moose member since 1983. My most treasured possessions in life are my family. My six grandchildren, Jana Pritchard (Michael), Jennifer Cox Zachariou, Brad Cox (Mitsuyo), Jim Lakeman (Rocky), Diana Lakeman, Stephanie Lowery (Anthony) and a bonus granddaughter Sandra Wilfley. I have fourteen great grandchildren. Jordan Cox (Chantal), Fallon Cox, Evan, Spencer Stagg (Carson) David Stagg, (Jennifer) Aaron, Rebekah, and Juliana Zachariou, Gavin, Frank, and Louie Lakeman, Anthony Marazani, and Kayla and Tyler Lowery. Bonus GG, Mathew and Melissa Wilfley. Without my son and daughter who gave me this beautiful loving family, I would not have lived this long. All of them loved me and cared for me throughout my life. Up until my last breath, they were by my side, holding my hand, kissing my forehead and telling me it's ok to leave them. I knew they loved me as much as I loved them. It is never easy to say good-bye. Know my arms are around you until we are together again. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Kaiser Hospice. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 29th at 10:00 A.M. at Connolly & Taylor followed by an interment at Oakmont Memorial Park.

 Service Information

June 29, 2017

10:00 AM
Connolly & Taylor
4000 Alhambra Ave.
Martinez, CA 94553


Oakmont Memorial Park
2099 Reliez Valley Rd
Lafayette, CA 94549

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