December 15, 1925 - February 19, 2021
Lucy (Escobedo) Atondo, entered into eternal rest in the early morning hours of Friday, February 19th, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones in her Yuba City home. She was 95 years old. Lucy was born on December 15th, 1925, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Jesus and Antonia Escobedo. Lucy's mother, Antonia, passed away from complications after childbirth when she was 3 years old. She was then raised in a Catholic orphanage while her father, Jesus, worked as a laborer until she was 16. Lucy was a proud woman of the Catholic faith. She married the love of her life after he returned home from serving his country in WWII; Captain Cecil Atondo, on November 17th, 1946. The two created a beautiful and loving home of 50+ years in Sunnyvale, CA. There raising four children. Lucy was a long time and proud member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Club Estrella. She took pride in offering support to those in need whenever she could. She was a proud military wife, a loving homemaker, creating warmth and security for all who entered her home. She loved to play the piano, and loved to dance. She was an active woman, a woman of class and elegance, grace and humor. Lucy was known to always have a winning smile and always being able to make anyone laugh. A rare beauty, inside and out. Lucy and Cecil were Yuba City residents for over 20+ years. Lucy is preceded in death by her loving husband, Captain Cecil Atondo of the US Army; and her son, Daniel Atondo. Lucy is survived by her son, Phillip of Olivehurst; daughter, Jennifer of Yuba City; and son, Cecil of Yuba City. Lucy was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her greatest joys in life. We will not mourn her death, but celebrate the 95 years of life that she was gifted. Services will be held Tuesday, March 9th 2021, at 9:30am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. Burial will follow at Dixon Memorial National Cemetery at 1:15pm.
Lucy (Escobedo) Atondo, entered into eternal rest in the early morning hours of Friday, February 19th, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones in her Yuba City home. She was 95 years old. Lucy was born on December 15th, 1925, in Pueblo, Colorado,... View Obituary & Service Information
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