In Memory

Colleen Blundell (Lucas)

On Monday, August 26, 2019, Colleen Blundell Lucas, loving wife and mother passed away at the age of 78 in Beaver, Utah. 

Colleen was born on April 17, 1941 in Caliente, NV to Albert Edwin Blundell and Mildred Schenck Blundell. She had one brother, Albert (Bud) Blundell and one sister, Susan Jensen.

Colleen graduated from Provo High School in 1960. On July 9th of that same year, she married the love of her life and soulmate, Robert (Bob) Lucas. In the summer of 1964 they had a daughter, Terrie Lynn. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Bob and Colleen were a great example to their family. They taught us about working hard, having fun, laughing and unconditional love. 

Colleen had a passion for people. She would strike up a conversation with anyone she could. You could be next to her in line at the grocery store or in the booth next to her at coffee and she would start a conversation and become your new best friend. She had mastered small talk. 

Colleen was a special part of all of our lives. Whether you called her your wife, mom, sister, aunt, friend, “the homeless”, or Grandma CooCoo she loved each of us very much. If she were here today she would tell each of us how nice we look. It didn’t matter if you didn’t have time to get a manicure or if you were weeks past due to get your hair cut or colored. She had a way of making you feel special.

She’s known for her hugs, making everyone a quilt, popcorn poops, oreos, going to coffee, spending countless hours sewing blankets for the Festival of Trees, going to Chinese food, Sizzler, Burger King, Ernie’s and her positive attitude. Even when her health was not the best she still kept a positive attitude. I don’t know anyone else that battled four (4) cancer diagnosis, several surgeries, radiation, chemo, losing their hair and boobs, neuropathy, and diabetes that had such a positive outlook on life. Even with all her medical struggles she stayed positive and did not let others feel her pain.

Back to the hugs. She always wanted a hug. When you walked in the door. When you passed her in the hall. When you were getting ready to leave. She always asked for a hug.

As far back as I can remember Grandma CooCoo would make a book for every major milestone in life. She would take her disposable camera (even though we bought her a nice point and shoot digital camera) to every wedding and birthday party. She would run around snapping pictures and winding the film. A few weeks later she would hand you a book with pictures, napkins, bits out of the centerpiece and anything else she thought was special from that day. To continue this tradition the family would like to create a memory book about Colleen. Please write down a memory and bring it to the celebration of life or mail it to P.O. Box 1266, Beaver UT 84713.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mildred, and her brother, Bud. She 

is survived by her husband Bob, daughter Terrie (Jon), sister Sue, granddaughter Jennifer (Elliott), grandson Cason (Bre), and great grandchildren Tamotsu Robert, Emi Lynne and Laiken James as well as several nieces, nephews and bonus grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses that cared for Colleen. We wish we could list each of you, but there were too many. Please know that your care and compassion made a difference in her quality of life.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 2 - 4 pm at the Beaver Latter Day Saints Stake Center (1350 E. 200 N. Beaver, UT).