Lucy Lopez Dussart Lucero

2008 Corn Mother Honoree


Lucy was born in 1919 in Somerset, Colorado, on the Western Slope, the youngest of eight. Her father, a Belgian immigrant, worked the coal mines. Her mother was Mexican/Spanish/Indian. She raised her kids in a mining town where “the world comes together to make one big family who work hard together to survive.” From these humble beginnings, the woman who people on Galapago Street would call “Auntie Lucy” became everybody’s favorite Tía (Aunt) on the Westside of Denver.

This amazing, kind-hearted woman knew poverty, but never despair. She lost her three sons tragically, but not her sense of duty. She owned a restaurant and a tree cutting business and cooked for hundreds of hungry souls. She mended clothes for
the needy and took dozens of “lost” children and adults into her home to feed, clothe and love. Her door was never closed, and her warm heart was never cold.

Lucy Lucero was born Oct. 10, 1919 and passed away on Feb. 14, 2010.



Never give up. No matter what comes your way, someone else has been through worse.

Your business here is not finished until it is finished. God will let you know when that is, soon enough.

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