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Lucinda Lemus Escobar

Lucinda Lemus Escobar, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, October 28, 1925 to Hubense Arriaga and Apolinaria Lemus in Choloma, Honduras.

‘Ms. Lucy’, as she was known by most all of Mena, was a very hard working, faithful lady who would help anyone in need; with family being her top priority in life. She loved her family without fail. Ms. Lucy loved to watch The Price is Right in the mornings and The Wheel of Fortune in the evenings. In between the two she would work her word search puzzles and watch her favorite professional soccer team – Real Madrid. Ms. Lucy worked at many places, from Honduras to Chicago to Mena; her most memorable being at the Acorn School System as a custodian and informal elementary Spanish teacher, retiring after 14 years. She was also an excellent seamstress, making many beautiful wedding and formal dresses, all of them one of a kind. Ms. Lucy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her son, Luis Escobar; and beloved son in law, Victor Zemaitis.

Ms. Lucy is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Charlie Escobar of Mena, Albert and Mary Escobar of Mena, and Martin Escobar of Mena; her daughter, Leticia Zemaitis of Houston, Texas; her sister, Florinda Brassfield of Mena; nine grandchildren, Luis Escobar of Oak Grove, Illinois, Lucy Lee Escobar of Nunley, Charlie Escobar Jr. of Mena, Jessica Sanchez of Mena, Amanda Swope of Fayetteville, Arkansas, George Escobar Jr. of Texarkana, Alex Escobar of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeff Zemaitis of Houston, Texas, and Erica Brown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; eleven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Deacon Justin Swope and Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Escobar Jr., George Escobar Jr., Jeff Zemaitis, Trey Escobar, Daniel Sanchez and Vinnie Delmastro.

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