Lucy June Giles
April 12, 1992 - March 24, 2017
A smile and spirit that could light a city
Lucy Giles passed away on March 24, 2017, after a long, arduous battle with mental illness. Her soul has been set free, and she has been placed into the loving hands of God.
She is survived by parents, Scott and Maurine, brother Derek, grandparents Ken and Sally, 7 aunts, 3 uncles, 21 cousins, and 13 second cousins. Preceded in death, are grandparents Ross and Maurine Miller, Uncle Ross Miller Jr., Uncle Bill Burnett, Uncle Dick Drazen, cousin Eliphas Miller, Dixie Waldis, and Terry Campbell.
Lucy was born on April 12, 1992. With abundant enthusiasm and a strong will, Lucy had a genuine zest for life. She is fondly remembered for her beautiful sparkling green eyes, her unbridled spontaneity, her compassion for the less fortunate, and her love of all creatures, great and small. Her motherly care of all of her many pets over the years, showed her kind spirit, and gentle heart... especially when she single handedly saved a nest of baby robbins from a back yard construction project!
Lucy played many sports growing up, including baseball, softball, and basketball, but her greatest passion was soccer. Lucy was a determined, quick footed little soccer player, who scored a lot of goals, but also a great team player who was always just as happy to pass the ball. She went on to play at Cedar Park Christian high school. She was blessed with great coaches and teammates over the years, and was a beloved and popular teammate.
Lucy was also involved in other activities including choir, various art projects, and many social and school functions with friends. Through the years, when able, Lucy worked part-time in the family business, Ken's Market. Under the excellent and loving supervision of her brother Derek, she was a valuable asset, and brought an infectious, positive energy to the kitchen. Lucy enjoyed family time and vacations, not the least of which was summers in Lake Chelan.
Her daily super-long walks with her dogs, Tare and later, Indie brought her peace of mind and comfort. Her favorite place to go in recent years was St. Edwards Park. She especially enjoyed walking down the steep, forested path of the north trail which led to the shores of Lake Washington. These walks along the shore were always met with barking demands of "throw the stick" (in the water), by Indie, which never went unheeded. The trail has been a source of solace and reflection for immediate family, and will be frequented often. Although the nature of her illness kept her isolated, Lucy was blessed with a compassionate group of friends and family, who truly showed the meaning of unconditional love.
Lucy's memorial service is on April 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. 7500 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI Seattle (National Alliance for Mental Illness - Seattle), in Lucy's memory.