Lucille "Lucy" Anne (Balstad) Balstad-Rathbun

April 2, 1971 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 50) 50 Years Old


Lucille "Lucy" Anne (Balstad) Rathbun passed away at home on Monday March 22nd, 2022 after a long illness. She was 50 years old.

Lucy was born Lucille Anne Balstad on April 2nd, 1971 to Thomas and Dena Balstad in Thermopolis, WY. She was the 2nd youngest child in her family with 3 older brothers; Tom, Jeff, & Dave, and 1 younger brother, John. She lived in Thermopolis her whole life and she loved her family, friends, and community. Most of her life she worked as a waitress alongside her mother, Dena. And if you knew her during this time; you know she was the best! She would memorize many regular customer’s orders and have it ready for them shortly after they walked into the restaurant! She loved her customers and her job so much!

She met her first love, Lee Rathbun, in their youth and the pair started dating in 1985. Lee and Lucy had their first child, a son, Joshua Victor on April 5th, 1990. Their second child, a daughter, Jodi Lee, was born March 5th, 1993. Lee and Lucy were married June 17th, 2002. 

She is survived by her husband, Lee Rathbun;  children Joshua & Jodi;  her brothers Jeff, Dave, & John Balstad, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Dena, her estranged father, Thomas, her older brother Tom, her grandmother Lucille Wright and grandfather Roger Wright, and her beloved dog, Squirrely.

Lucy is so loved and will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank the community for any and all thoughts, love, and support in this difficult time.

Please, instead of sending flowers, plant a tree or flower in her honor, or do a kind gesture for a stranger, and remember...always tip your waitress!

We love you Lucy!


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