Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Lucille Kilpatrick LUCILLE ELIZABETH HASTY KILPATRICK of Athens, TX passed away June 4, 2015, with burial in Overton. She was born July 14, 1933 in Lockland, OH to Henry & Myrtle Tyree Hasty, 10th of 11 children. She graduated Sharonville High School & worked at the General Electric plant. She met her husband Jim Kilpatrick when he became the new young pianist at her church, Lockland Baptist Church. They married in 1953. Their two children were born and she was a full-time mother, staying active in church groups and working in the church nursery. When her husband accepted a position at New Testament Baptist Church in Miami, FL, she worked part-time in the church’s school office. In 1970 they moved the family to Texas where she went to work for Western Electric in Mesquite. While there she joined the Telephone Workers Association Clown Troop and became known as “Silly Seal”. Visits were made by the Clown Troop to Children’s Hospitals and Nursing Centers. After the unexpected death of their son, she retired from Alcatel Lucent and relocated to Athens. When her husband was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis she worked by his side starting a Myositis Support Group. In the years spent in Athens she was a member of First Baptist Church and involved in their music program including the Joy Choir. She was very active in her Sunday school class. Lucille also attended services at First Christian Church and was active in their choir. She joined ETMC Auxiliary as a “pink lady” & spent 8,056 volunteer hours of service. After the death of her husband she moved closer to her daughter, residing most recently at U.S. Memory Care of North Dallas. Her fulfilled life also included capturing it all in pictures, her love for her dogs and her great love and participation in gospel music. She is preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings; husband Jim and her son Rick. Survivors include her daughter Connie Oden & husband Mike of Garland; grandson Jeff Oden of Longmont, CO; granddaughter Sarah Oden of Garland; sisters Mary Richardson and family, Mildred Sloan and husband Gerald; several nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews and special friend Kern Railsback & wife Barbara.