Former Tuolumne County Regional Water District Director Lucille "Lucy" McKee died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in Fallbrook.She
was 90. Mrs. McKee
was born in New Salem, N.D., and moved to Sonora in 1974, where she
lived until eight years ago, when she
moved to Fallbrook, near San Diego. She earned a degree from business college with an emphasis in accounting and did bookkeeping and accounting for a wholesale firm for several years.She
later was in the real estate business for 20 years and had operated her
own office as a broker in Antelope Valley for 15 years before she
retired in 1966.
Elected to the TRWD board in 1979, she
served a director for four years and chose not to seek another term in 1983.She was also a member of the board's sewer and water committees.
Some of the accomplishments of the board during her
tenure were the beginning of work on the sewer system at Willow Springs and the water system for the Upper Basin. While serving on the board, she lobbied for the diversion of water from New Melones Reservoir for the district use. She
was a supporter of the Sonora Opera Hall, a California Master Gardener and member of the Fallbrook Garden Club
and Fallbrook Encore Club
. Mrs. McKee
was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, former Sonora
City Councilman and activist for senior citizens' causes, Robert W. "Bob" McKee, in 1992.