Fricke, Lucy Cutler Sargent

Fricke, Lucy Cutler Sargent

February 6, 1915 – August 6, 2011
Fricke, Lucy Cutler Sargent at age 96 slipped away peacefully early Aug. 6. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter “Chip” Fricke, and survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Kathy of Boulder, Colo.; Alfred and Sandy of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Leonard and Pam of St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Elizabeth, Stuart and Allison; and five great-grandchildren, Jake, Lindsey, Rebecca, Olivia and Alexander. Lucy was a graduate of Summit School in St. Paul and Vassar College, N.Y. She was an avid volunteer with the Junior League, the New Century Club and various arts organizations in St. Paul, including the Minnesota Museum of Art and the St. Paul Council of Arts and Sciences. She also contributed, as a board member of the Ramsey Hill Association and the Old Town Restorations, Inc., to the rejuvenation of that historic neighborhood. Lucy will be best remembered for her love of family and inquisitive interest in the world around her. She celebrated family reunions at the lake cabin with her clan and showered love and attention on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor, a ready wit and a contagious chuckle. Lucy was a native and long-time resident of St. Paul and her knowledge of the history of Summit Avenue and the Crocus Hill neighborhood was unparalleled. Lucy travelled far and wide visiting nearly every state in the union, as well as Europe, the Middle East and the Far East; she filled dozens of travel journals with her observations and experiences. She spent more than 20 winters in Green Valley, Ariz., where she reignited her interested in painting watercolors, which received local recognition. Arrangements are pending for a private family celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Museum of American Art, 408 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.