MIDLAND — Pauline “Poddy” Jones Lucas, of Midland, died Saturday, January 17, 2009.
She was born November 21, 1925 to Thomas Kirk Jones and Marie Kerr Jones in Eldorado, Texas where she was raised and educated. Poddy was a 1947 graduate of Texas Christian University where she earned her B.A. in education. She was also a cheerleader and class favorite. In 1946, she was voted Homecoming Queen of TCU. On August 27, 1949, she married the love of her life, James L. Lucas in Eldorado, Texas.
Poddy was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice Koy and Victoria Ohlenburg; brothers, John I. Jones, Richard Jones and Jack Jones.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James L. Lucas; sons, James L. Lucas, Jr. and wife Brenda, Thomas Jack Lucas and wife Jan, Paul L. Lucas and wife Susan, Timothy E. Lucas and wife Julie; American Field Service Exchange Student, Jose Maria Cuñat-Vilar; sister, Rosalyn Reynolds; grandchildren, Erin Lucas, Jessica Barden, Joe Lindemood, Madelyn Lucas, Kristin Lucas, Lauren Lucas, James Matthew Lucas, Victoria Lucas, Garrett Lucas, Shannen Lucas; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Barden.
Memorial services were Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Steve Schorr officiating. Special thanks go out to Mary Lou Alcocar, Becky Walker, Sharon Miller, Ann Parker, Ada Heller, Elva Madrid and Krista Lake.
Honorary pallbearers are John Mills, Glen Ellis, Ken Sewell, Charles Priddy, Bob Hudson, Jim Pattee, Billy Green, Jim Hill, Eddy Ohlenburg and Foy Harrison.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church Deacons Fund, 800 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701, Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702 or Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Il 60601.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683-5555. To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com.