Violet Peterson Lucas Bard

Published 11:20 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Violet Peterson Lucas Bard, 88, of Orange, Texas passed away on September 25, 2016 and was received on the other side of the veil by her loved ones.

Violet was born in Sioux City, Iowa on November 4, 1927, to George and Gladys Peterson.  She had 3 sisters, Athena, Mary and Dorothy and 1 brother, George who preceded her in death.

She and her husband, Alexander Lucas (who died in 1967) moved to Orange, Texas in 1955. They made their home in Riverside and raised 3 children, Paul Lucas and wife, Gabi of McKinney, Tx., Barbara Cobert and husband, Johnny of Vidor,Texas and Zack Lucas and wife, Monnie of Silsbee, Tx.

Violet has 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Violet remarried in 1971 to Allen Bard.  He was “papaw” to all his grandchildren and beloved stepfather.  They belonged to the Shriners and Grotto and was involved in many fundraisers for the Texas Children’s Hospital.  They enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, and dancing together until his death in 1986.

Nanny (Vi) was full of life, loved her friends and her family and her favorite past time was dancing…..something she passed down to her children and grandchildren.  She was the heart of her home and loved unconditionally.  We will miss you Mom, Our nanny…..until we meet again.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home at 1750 Hwy 12 in Vidor, Texas on  Thursday, September 29th from 6-8pm and Friday, September 30th @10:00 am.  Burial service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetary (between Orange and Bridge City).