Edward Francis Lacy, 91, died Aug. 1, 2000, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. A memorial service is planned in Durango, Colo.
Mr. Lacy was born May 23, 1909, in Galena, Ill. As a young man he lived and worked in Denver, Colo. from 1927 to 1931, before returning to Galena, Ill. He then married Margaret Ellen Ware, whom he had known from school in years prior. The couple was married nearly 64 years before her death in March of 1996.
In 1936 Mr. Lacy moved to Elgin, Ill. and worked with Cook Publishing as a supervisor for 12 years. He and his family then moved to Phoenix in 1951. He worked for a photo engraver there until 1954, when he started his own company, Lacy Photo Engraving and Lithography. Mr. Lacy retired in 1972 and sold his company to an employee. The company is still in business today.
He was a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge in Phoenix.
After retirement, he and his wife lived in Camp Verde, Ariz. for a few years. They then moved to the Tempe-Mesa area and split their time between there and a summer home in Strawberry/Pine over the next 20 years. During his retirement, he was active with local community concerns. He enjoyed oil painting, woodcarving, bird watching and gardening.
The Lacys moved to Durango, Colo. in September 1994. After his wife's death, he resided the past two years at Sunshine Gardens West.
He is survived by one son, Gordon E. Lacy of Phoenix; one daughter, Ellen Piotraschke of Durango, Colo.; and one grandson, Wulff Piotraschke of Walnut Creek, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward F. Lacy Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 1063 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301 for establishing an aviary at the new Sunshine Gardens West facility.