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Lucile H. Perry, 95

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013

Lucile H. Perry passed away Dec. 31, 2012 in Ajo, Ariz., where she had lived for the past three years. She was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Denver, Colo. to Colonel Ernest and Daisy Householder.

She was raised in Safford, Ariz., graduating from Safford High in 1935. After graduating Lucile worked in Phoenix and in Southern California. During WWII she worked for the 11th Naval District at San Diego with the communications division. After the war she worked in Phoenix as an insurance agent, later returning to Safford to work in her parents’ title and insurance business.

While working in Safford she met and married John Perry, an insurance adjuster from Globe. In 1954 they moved to Globe. Lucile remained in Globe until 2009, when she moved to Ajo, Ariz. to be near her daughter.

Lucile was active and a longtime member of the American Legion Aux, VFW, Globe Emblem, Globe Community Center, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Jr. Women’s Club, Pilot Club, Business & Professional Women, and Kappa Beta Nu.  She also volunteered at the local hospitals.  While in Globe she worked for the Chamber of Commerce and as a State employee with the DES. After retiring she and John managed the Globe Community Center pool for 10 years. She loved being a clown, dancing, tennis, swimming, and most of all being with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Daisy Householder; one brother, Vernon H. Householder; two sisters, Margaret Skeete and Carrie Lynn Brown; her husband John P. Perry; and stepson Harold Eugene (Gene) Perry. 

Lucile is survived by her son, Vernon Lee (Lynne) Perry of Globe; her daughter, Daisy Lynn (Ken) Farmer of Ajo, Ariz.; son, James (Victoria) Perry of Glendale, Ariz., daughter-in-law Isabel Perry of Greer, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Private services are pending.

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