Lucy A. Stanczak
Lucy A. Stanczak, 68, born November 10, 1945, in Nespelem, Washington, to Chester and Cecelia Covington-Clark Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, surrounded by family in Spokane, Washington. On June 10, 1966, Lucy married Lyle Jack “Whitey” Stanczak Sr. in California. Everyone knew Lucy loved her Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in which she was intimately involved in all aspects of church ministry, particularly the pilgrimages. Aside from her church activities, Lucy worked as a van driver, electrician and grew trees at the tribal greenhouse. Lucy was a true outdoors-woman who enjoyed fishing and hunting, but her greatest passion was always spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband “Whitey” Stanczak Sr .; Darlene M. Ferguson, Jaques Benson-Ellenwood; parents John “Baptise” Boyd and Chester Cecelia Covington-Clark Sr. and her grandson Shane Matthew Stanczak. Her legacy proudly lives on through her sons: Richard Stanczak (Cherokee), David Stanczak and Lyle “Sparky” Stanczak; grandchildren: Denise Ellenwood (Benjamin), Danny Jackson, Derick Stanczak and Jessica Stanczak; great-grandchildren: Akiah Ellenwood and Mylia Geroge-Jackson and sisters: Angel Clark-Hall and Carol Clark.
Lucy’s rosary and wake was held 7 p.m., Friday, Nov.15, 2013, at Nespelem Community Center in Nespelem, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Cremation followed her services.
Her family requests that people make donations in Lucy’s name to the Pilgrimage / Cursillo c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Mission, PO Box 70, Nespelem, Wash. 99155. Friends and family are invited to sign Lucy’s online register book at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to serve Lucy’s family.