Former resident Mayme Lacy dies at 76 |

Former resident Mayme Lacy dies at 76


Services are planned for Friday for former Summit County resident Mayme Lacy, who died Dec. 4.She was 76.Lacy was born June 18, 1929, in La Junta to Carl and Nora Holder. As a teen she competed in the Miss Colorado contest as Miss Rocky Ford. Later, at the University of Colorado, she was the head majorette for the university band for all four years and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.She was a music major, was active in local music circles, played the piano for the Lions Club and taught piano.She also was a devoted CU football fan.Lacy and her late husband, Joe, were avid skiers and early day kayakers, dating back to Army duty in Germany in the 1950s.Joe was the city manager of Grand Junction in the 1960s and designer of the Main Street that graces the city’s downtown. They were married 50 years at the time of his death in 2002.The Lacys moved from Grand Junction in 1967, and lived in Phoenix, Denver and Summit County before returning to Grand Junction in 1993. In Summit County Lacy had a great time working for Lacy and Father Management Company.Lacy was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and the “bridgeless group.” She enjoyed directing her sons’ efforts in her yard, attending her grandchildren’s musical performances and supporting their athletic activities.She is survived by her four sons, Daniel A. (Joan E.) and David J. (Robin B.) of Grand Junction, Gary M. (Leslie W.) of Boulder and Thomas C. (Kathy L.) of Moab; eight grandchildren, Shannon Roehm and Heidi M. Lacy, Jacob W. and Andrew J. Lacy, Mason and Spencer Lacy, and Alexander J. and Joseph A. Lacy; great-grand daughter Kaylee Roehm; one brother, Frank Holder of Tucson; and one sister, Eleanor Knapp of Rocky Ford.Services will be at noon on Friday at St. Matthew’s Church. Burial will be in Orchard Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lacy Memorial/Grand Valley River Park Fund or the St. Matthew’s Church Foundation.