Lucille “Lucy” Miner Geib, 88, formerly of Bassett, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service was held Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bassett.
Lucy was born on March 14, 1929 to Blanche Little Miner and Clayton Livingston Miner in St. Cloud, MN. She was the youngest of three children.
After graduating from high school in St. Cloud, Lucy received her AA degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO in 1949. She followed in the footsteps of her father, mother, and brother when she decided to pursue a career in field of dentistry. She received her BS and dental hygiene degrees from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1952, where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.
Lucy worked as a dental hygienist in Minnesota and later in southern California, where she married George Geib in 1966. They lived in La Jolla until 1972, and then moved to Fallbrook, where they built a home on a small acreage and grew avocado and citrus trees. They retired in 1988 and moved to Prescott, AZ.
In Prescott, Lucy and George both volunteered as tour guides at a local history museum and for the chamber of commerce. They taught 55-Alive safe driving classes for many years. They enjoyed traveling all over the world to places such as the Amazon River, Spain, Russia, and the Caribbean islands.
In 2004 they moved to Bassett to be closer to their daughter, Sandy, and her husband, Barry. They built a house “on the hill” where they enjoyed a lovely view.
Lucy was a 60-year member of P.E.O. and was active in chapters in Minnesota, California, Arizona, and Nebraska.
Lucy was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church. In California and Arizona she taught Bible study, Sunday school, and a church history class. She served as a Sunday school director, coordinator for newcomers and membership, editor of parish directory and newsletter, evangelism chair, and Communications Chair for the San Diego Diocese. She held various posts, including Deputy to General Convention, Regional Parish Convener, delegate to Diocesan Council, Diocesan Standing, Resolutions, and Credential committees, and vestry member, junior and senior warden at several parishes.
Lucy is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Barry) Benson; a brother, Dr. George Miner of La Jolla, CA; a sister, Virginia Carr, of Exeter, NH; sister-in-law Marie Griffin, of Camarillo, CA; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bassett.