2013-05-23 / Obituaries

Lucita Fay Walton Cunningham

Lucita was born on Dec. 5, 1921, in Cedarvale, N.M., to parents Willie Limuel Walton and Hazzie Bly (Owens) Walton. She was the fourth of 12 children. She grew up in Rosewell, N.M.; lived in Jackson, Miss. from 1967 to 1984; then moved to Mariposa. Lucita was a full-time homemaker, and beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

She trusted Jesus Christ as her savior as a young girl. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years until her health prevented her from going, during the last year of her life. She was a very kind and loving woman who enjoyed square dancing, loved animals and spent free time with friends at the senior center in later years.

Lucita is survived by sisters, Flossie Irene (Walton) Knight of Oregon and Bondred (Walton) Deer of Texas; and brother and sister-in-law, Frank Walton and Bonnie Morgan of California.

Her children are Sherrl (Ullrich) Melciour of Washington, Frederick Ullrich, who served in Vietnam and passed away of cancer; and Danny Ullrich and his wife, Anita.

Her grandchildren are Daniel Wayne Ullrich of Oklahoma and Mechall Vlack of Washington. Her step-grandson is Roy Long of Oklahoma. Her close brother-in-law and his wife are Ham and Mary Cunningham of Missouri.

She passed away on May 17 at 6:15 a.m. of natural causes at 92 years of age. Her son, Danny, was at her side.

The viewing was held on May 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Funeral Home. An open-casket service will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 5005 Frank Wilson Road, in Mariposa. The graveside service will be held at the Mariposa Cemetery, and a lunch reception will follow at the First Baptist Church of Mariposa.

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