Lucia Irene Artus

January 29, 1911
- December 04, 2002

MILO AND ZEPHRYHILLS, FL - Lucia Irene Artus, 91, wife of the late Howard Andrew Artus, passed away Dec. 4, 2002, in Zephyrhills after a long illness. She was born
Jan. 29, 1911, in Bradford, the daughter of John and Mabel (Lovejoy) Maguire. Lucia owned and operated Artus Hardware in Milo for many years and assisted her husband in their grocery business until they retired in 1964. She was an avid horse lady, loved music, dancing, camping, sewing, cooking and hosted horse shows for the Piscataquis County Riding Club until she retired. She was a member of the D.A.R., the United Methodist Church, and donated much of her retirement years to the church, to Zephyrhaven Nursing Home, and to Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her children, Beverly Kendall of Raymond, Jacquelyn L'Heureux of Homosassa, Fla., Wayne and Leon Artus, both of Atkinson, N.H.; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. She will surely be missed by all those who knew and loved her so well. A memorial service will be announced by the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to either a local Alzheimer's Organization or to Hospice.

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