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Grace Mary Luckasen

January 14, 2018

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Grace Mary Luckasen, age 99, after a full life passed away quietly on January 14, 2018.  Grace was born in Bismarck North Dakota on June 4, 1918 to John N. and Lilias Roherty.  She grew up there with her 3 sisters, Anne, Jean and Margaret, all who preceded her in death.  After high school, she received her bachelor of arts degree at St. Benedict's College in Minnesota in 1939. Soon after graduation, she married Wilfred L. Luckasen on January 17, 1942.  The first of her 3 sons (John, Gary, Craig) was born in 1944, when her husband was stationed overseas during World War II.  She was a homemaker throughout their childhood, raising them in the Catholic faith which was the bedrock of her entire life. She was the driving force for them to complete their education.

When the children were grown, she went back to the workforce as an administrative assistant for Chicago Bridge & Iron and wrote a column for the local newspaper, The Littleton Independent. In addition, she provided the care for her husband during his flight with cancer until his death in 1987.

After his death, Grace started a new phase of her life as a member of the Silverado Club, traveling extensively with her friend Marian Fuller, while making new friends each trip.  Her travels took her to Niagara Falls, Alaska, Hawaii and other places in the country, along with trips to Russia, Ireland, Norway, Australia and the Panama Canal.  She wanted to see the world and was able to accomplish much of that goal with energy and independence.

During the last years, she found peace and comfort with friends from All Souls Catholic Church, attending daily mass until her final days.  She will be missed greatly.  She is survived by her 3 sons John (Colleen), Craig, and Gary (Julie) and their children Christine, Elizabeth, John and Mary.

Services will be held at All Souls Catholic Church in Englewood, Co. on Thursday, January 25 with a Rosary at 9am and mass at 10am followed by a reception at the church.   Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery next to her husband at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers and or donations, we would request you would say a Rosary in her name for a friend in need.

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