Lucia C. Copperfield

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Funeral services for lifelong Towaoc resident Lucia C. Copperfield will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Community Center in Towaoc. Interment will follow at Towaoc Cemetery.

Visitation has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Lucia was born on May 30, 1955, in Cortez to the late Emma Marie Cuthair. She passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 6 p.m. at her home at the age of 57.

In Lucia's lifetime she walked the Longest Walk with the American Indian Movement (AIM) group to Washington, D.C. Lucia married Ernest Copperfield on Dec. 27, 2000. She enjoyed bead working and traveling.

Surviving Lucia are her husband, Ernest of Towaoc; and her siblings, Norman Lopez and wife Glenda, Raymond Lopez, Rutherford Mills Sr., Wade Mills and wife Sereta, all of Towaoc, Linda Lopez and husband James of Price, Utah, Betty Mills and husband Bruce of Towaoc, and Ruthie Mills also of Towaoc; and by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Lucia was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Cuthair; by other family members, Bertha Lopez, Ricky Mills, Susan and Patton Ketchum; as well as many others. She is loved and will be missed by all.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.