Lucie Catherine Wells

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Lucie Catherine Wells

August 29, 1961 - October 27, 2018

Lucienne Catherine Wells, 57, of Sabula, IA passed away at her home on Saturday, October 27, 2018 after a 3-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family, looking out on the lake and bird feeders in front of her home, and listening to the Hawkeyes score a touchdown right as she took her final breaths.

Born in DeWitt to John W. and Lucienne Lulu G. McGarry, Lucie was third in what is hopefully a long line of awesome women named Lucienne that was started in France by her grandmother, Lucienne. No one knows why the first Lucienne decided to also give her daughter the same name, but the tradition stuck with Lucie welcoming the fourth Lucienne (Lucienne Elaine) in 1985 and her son Gilbert bringing the fifth generation of Luciennes into existence in 2016 with the birth of his daughter, Lucienne Lulu Marie in 2016.

While most people will remember Lucie for her laugh, love of boating, birds (the desirable ones anyways) and butterflies, gardening, watching the Hawkeyes and Saints play, it is her relationship with her husband and soulmate, Lee that stands out most. Lee and Lucie eloped on June 1, 1982 after only a few months of dating and were together and ridiculously in love for 36 years until her death.

Lucie is survived by her husband and devoted servant, Lee Wells of Sabula, daughter Lucienne Wells of Cedar Rapids, son Gilbert (Dana) Wells of Decorah, granddaughter Lulu Wells, her father John W. McGarry of Clinton, two sisters: Corina (Bill) Andresen of DeWitt and Jacqueline (Tom) Randall of Clinton, and three brothers: Gerald (Maria) McGarry of Goose Lake, John (Karen) McGarry of Clinton, and Patrick (Lisa) McGarry of Bryant.

A church service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at River Church in Clinton at 10 am with a luncheon to follow until 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, plants, and food, the family asks that you use that money to make a donation in Lucies name to one of the following organizations: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue Team, or River Church.
Published on October 29, 2018
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Friday November 09, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

River Church

823 South 3rd Street, Clinton, IA, USA


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Satya Chase
Nov 08, 2018
Dearest Lucie, the girl with the sparkling laugh and tender heart,will never never be forgotten by any who have been lucky enough to know her. She was the heart of her family, and the love of Lee’s life. Their devotion to each other has been and will continue to be an example and inspiration to families everywhere. To her last breath, Lee never left her side.
I am so grateful that my little brother found his soulmate in Lucie, early in life. Watching the two of them negotiate her illness and final days together with courage, strength, devotion and unbounded love, I am humbled.
I cannot think of Lucie as “gone”. Her bright spirit and loving influence is only a thought away.
Lori Platt (Stark)
Nov 07, 2018
My Thoughts & Prayers are with all Family & Friends of Lucie.
A Beautiful Angel has entered through Heaven's Gates.
Peace be with you,
Heidi Heiar Hicks
Nov 07, 2018
Deepest sympathy to all who knew Lucie, may she rest in God's love.
Beth Moore
Nov 07, 2018
Praying for peace and comfort for all of Lucie's friends and family. She was a wonderful lady and a great coworker and will be dearly missed.
Teresa Dodds
Nov 06, 2018
Lee and family, I am so sorry, Lucie was truly a wonderful spirit and will be greatly missed.... though her time here was far too short, she touched so many lives!! Praying for eternal peace for Lucie and wrapping you all in love at this very difficult time!!
Marcia Opheim
Nov 05, 2018
Lucie was a great person and will be deeply missed, my condolences to Lee, Gilbert and Lucy your family is in my thoughts gone to soon.
Nathan and Kathy Vanderslice
Nov 04, 2018
Kathy and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God watch over you and give you strength at this of sorrow
Nov 03, 2018
Lucie was a great aunt she loved her humming birds and boating and loved her husband Lee Wells and her kids and grandchildren and loved her and Lee’s family
Stan and Gloria Messerich
Nov 03, 2018
Lucie was such a beautiful person and will be greatly missed.RIP
Melinda Miller-Garvey
Nov 01, 2018
My heartfelt condolence. Lucie was a bright spot on everyone's day and will be missed.
Megan Sanger
Oct 31, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss Gilbert, Lucy and Mr. Lee. I remember spending Wednesdays at the Catholic Church in Sabula after school with your mom; such a wonderful lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
David J. KLoft
Oct 31, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my co-worker and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Lucie and her family. I know she enjoyed so much living on the lakefront in Sabula, Ia. and very proud of her family and had spoken about in the past. Lucie was so full of life and she could always get a smile or a laugh out of you! God Bless you Lucie! You are dearly missed!
Sue Feye "Dr Zuccaro"
Oct 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. She could light up any room she walked in to. I'm going to miss that laugh or hers. God definitely gained an angel today.
❤ Sue
Melissa Newsom
Oct 30, 2018
So sorry Lee and all of Lucy's family. What a fun loving person. She was. I'll never forget her and all my memories of our time together. May she be in peace with all Angels.
Cheryl Malone
Oct 30, 2018
You and Lucie.
The Best.

Called Home.
Too soon.

What you two
about Love.
Diann (Phillips) Michels
Oct 30, 2018
My deepest sympathies to you all. Lucie was an amazing woman and I am glad to have known her.
Damon Seys
Oct 30, 2018
Lucie was and will always be, one of the most beautiful, charismatic, loving, cheerful, and energetic people I have ever been blessed to know... sunshine and warmth followed her always... may it be with her and her family during this time and beyond. God’s blessings to you Lucie, we’ll miss you...
Greg Malm
Oct 30, 2018
Lee - to you and all the family - Lucie was a favorite and we spent many great trips together (Lee you were on one) working for Cartegraph. Always laughing no matter what the circumstances. I will miss her greatly.
Colleen Wilson
Oct 30, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family Lucie. I'll be praying for your father's aching heart. For all your aching hearts and and loss. 💔
Colleen Wilson
Oct 30, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family Lucie. I will be praying for your father and his aching heart. For all your aching hearts. 💔
Karolyn Schmidt Henningsen
Oct 30, 2018
Prayers and heartfelt condolences to all the family.
Elizabeth Lind
Oct 30, 2018
I met Lucie through her dear sister Corina. Although I only knew her for a blink of time loved her. Sweet, loving woman with a zest for life. RIP Lucie! You’ll be missed by many❤️💐
Linda and Claude Kahley
Oct 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss Corina. She was such a beautiful girl! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Cheryl Wells Nash
Oct 29, 2018
I'll never forget their wedding in Memphis, and honeymoon in N. Little Rock, Arkansas. We had such great times together, especially with their first born, Lucienne. Lucie was a great friend, and she showed it in all she did. I'll miss you Dear Lady, there is no one like you. Until we meet again, I'll be loving you.
Penny lackland
Oct 29, 2018
Lucy was a amazing woman with a heart of gold whenever I seen her she was always smiling . Her and her husband Lee were a great partners in life . I reach out to all of you through this sad and emotional time in your lives my sympathy goes out to the entire family Lucy will be a great angel in heaven because she sure was here on earth with that you have my deepest sympathys