Obituary: Lucy Wilson Pettapiece


April 18, 2024

Lucy Wilson Pettapiece was born March 9, 1926 in Sebring, Florida, One of the four children of Ruth (Turner) Wilson and John E. Wilson.

Lucy grew up in the south, Georgia and Florida, moving many times to accommodate her father's job as a Civilian Conservation Corp manager. Lucy skipped first grade as she could already read, and her senior year of high school as she already had enough credits and WWII was looming.

At the age of 16, she attended college at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, becoming a Civil Engineer. After graduation Lucy was offered a job working for the Bureau of Recla...

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