Lucille E. McCall was born February 7, 1933 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Truman William Porter and Fern Johanna Hansen. You are reading this online because as we all know, Lucy was master of getting the biggest bang for the buck!
Lucille was the youngest of seven children born to them. She spent her youth helping on the farm, gardening and learning to can their produce, going to school in Belmont, Whittier, Lincoln High and dances. Her grandparents were immigrants from Denmark who settled in Fremont, Nebraska so the family traveled back and forth visiting of which she had many happy memories. As a young adult she was a secretary for Conoco. Moving on to being secretary to for a State Senator at the Capital as her mother had. In 1950 Lucy received the Dr. John Robert Gregg Shorthand award of which she was proud of her entire life. Often showing it to visitors, friends and family. Lucy met Richard E. McCall thru a friend who “set them up” after he came back from serving in Germany during the Korean War and they married July 1, 1955. From this union two sons were born. While raising her sons she was an active member of the Eastern Star Electra Chapter 8, having been a member for over 50 years at the time of her death. Lucy also was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Once she baked 50 pies for a fund raiser for the church! Her knowledge of canning carried over from her youth and one would find many jars of canned produce sitting in her pantry. Life went on, children grew up and Lucy discovered Bingo. She spent many a nights at the bingo halls with her friends. One would also often find Lucy at the AmeriStar Casino eating and playing the machines. She loved those so much that son, Mark bought her, her own slot machine for her to play at home. After her husband passed away Lucy and her sisters began to travel, enjoying many trips and creating even more wonderful memories with together. Grandchildren began coming into the world, then great grandchildren. In her last years when life slowed down she especially enjoyed visits from the great grandchildren and members of her church, lime jello, coffee, cinnamon rolls and the tv show, Golden Girls.
Lucy is survived by her sons, Alan (LeAnna) McCall and Mark (Diane) McCall. Grandchildren: Alyssa (Juan) Saquic, Lauren McCall, Matthew McCall, Ray (Kelsey) Richards of Omaha, Nancy (Vat) Chanhdara and William Richards. Great grandchildren: Amirah, Aspen, Claire, Mateo and Chloe. Nieces who she frequently communicated with, Audrey, Janet, Kay and Leah. And many other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard E. McCall, mother Fern Porter, father Truman Porter. Brothers Lloyd and Donald. Sisters Dorothy, Leona and Fern.
Funeral Services will be Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior Street, Lincoln with interment at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 6700 South 14th Street (family and friennds will meet at Gate #2 prior to graveside). Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.