May 14, 1926–January 5, 2020 

Folks have called her Lucy, Luce, Lucille and Mrs. Rader. We called her Mom. She will be sorely missed by her children Robin and Don.  Her sister Eileen Erickson Engleman, niece Judi Engleman Denney, and her nephew Kevin Erickson are among her surviving relatives.

Mom graduated from Paso Robles High School and St. Luke’s School of Nursing.  Her nursing career spanned almost forty years in this county, last retiring from Twin Cities Hospital. She served many years with the Lutheran Braile Workers. Mom was Pioneer Day Belle(1943) and was proud of her family’s support of the  Pioneer Museum. She was a great fan of the PBR.  

She shared her love of photography with her children.  And then there is the quilting. Decades of projects and friendships, starting with Francis Bailey’s classes.  Isolde, Jeanne, Joyce and Phyllis are her quilting sisters and have been her amazing friends for years.

Among those who have passed before, Leo and Ellen Erickson, parents; Chester Erickson, brother; nieces Karen Erickson Imig and Linda Engleman; and her beloved husband Robert Rader.  He brought her the gift of gab, traveling and sports, his Dogtown family and his WWII brothers.  Oh yeah, and golf.  

 Many thanks to Mom’s caregivers.  Over the years Dr. Scott Greaves has shown her respect and patience.  Central Coast Home and Hospice has offered amazing support.  Mom’s longterm caregiver Regina, the ’stranger’ who was also a great support for her kids.  And “our” caregivers, Deirdre and Sheila, the ‘Yogamates’, and the constant support of friends and colleagues.  Thank you.

Per Lucille’s request, no formal services will be held.  However Robin and Don will host a celebration at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.  Arrangements by Kuehl-Nicolay.

After years of battling dementia we are pleased that Mom is at rest.