June 6, 1931 ~ November 15, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Lucille Marie Onorati Roth, 89, of Pueblo, Colo., answered the call of our Lord on Sunday morning, November 15, 2020. Her work here is done. Preceded in death by her husband, David Roth; her brother, Ernest Onorati; sister, June Watford; and many friends and family. Lucille is survived by her children, Mary (Dave Lenio), Julie (Howie Zaler), Susan (Steve Hirst), David (Kelly) Roth and Jeffrey Roth; grandchildren, Kimberly (Bill) Castonguay, Christine (Nick) Vannatta, Stephanie (Patrick) Mitchell, Stacey (Matthew) Fiess, Peyton Roth, Ryley Roth, Benjamin Roth; and great-grandchildren Tony, Mallory, and Laynie Castonguay, Meredith, Caroline and Alexandra Mitchell, and David Fiess; and sisters, Eunice Bogner and Flora Lou Smith. A graduate of Las Animas High School and the University of Colorado, Boulder, Lucille was a career educator (Business) at Pueblo Catholic High, Central High and South High. She was employed by H&R Block following her retirement from South High School, and spent her final years as a resident of Rock Canyon Respiratory Care. Lucille’s passions were many and often directed toward her children and grandchildren. An accomplished seamstress she dressed her “girls” in first communion, homecoming, prom, bride’s maid and flower-girl dresses. For both the boys and girls she designed, sewed and constructed Halloween costumes like no other. As a party planner, birthdays were a unique adventure….setting a high standard for her children to follow. She cooked wonderful meals that brought her family together around the table. She played a mean game of bridge as often and for as long as she was able. Lucille loved beautiful things—jewelry, art, and music, and most of all she loved her children and grandchildren. We treasure the time we had with her, but we know that her job on earth was complete, and we wish her a safe and joyful journey home, where her ever dark hair will be always combed and never split in the back. We will forever remember her smile, silliness, energy, and her love for life, family and friends, but also students, colleagues and clients. She made a difference in the lives of many and we invite you to celebrate with us, her passing to eternal life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004, Pueblo Symphony, 301 N. Main St., Suite 106, Pueblo, CO 81003, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. A rarity—today, we honor this time not another fallen member of the Central High School class of 1955 but rather a beloved member of our high school’s faculty, typing instructor Lucille Marie Onorati Roth. Many of us will gratefully attest that our typing class provided us more value from what we gained out of high school than any other course we took. One of those students is typing this document right now. We wish to offer sympathy and condolence to her family and friends. Thank you Miss Onorati.

  2. CandleImageMrs. Roth helped me decide on a Business career and for that I am very thankful. David and Kelly, I enjoyed seeing her at family gatherings too; she was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Lucille Onorati-Roth was on the teaching staff during my years at Central. She taught typing and I always enjoyed her, as she was full of life. She took a personal interest in her students and always had time to visit with us and lend her ear if needed. Teen age girls need someone in their lives like Ms. Onorati. She was a delight, always well dressed, well groomed and an example for her young students. Many fond memories of a lady who made an impession on me as a young girl. Rest in peace.

  4. I remember Mrs. Roth as one of those priceless “Swim Moms” Central High School was blessed with during those days championship, dynastic and domination days. I thought it was so cool that Mr. and Mrs. Roth were both teachers. I recall always seeing them together. What a comforting blessing to know that they are together now, eternally, forever. The family has truly lost a magnificent matriarch, but the legacy that she and Mr. Roth leave behind is an amazing tribute to raising a family with so many wonderful qualities! Celebrate her beautiful and meaningful life! My heartfelt condolences to the family. She will be missed for many a day to come, but with time, may all the good memories flood your hearts and may you grow stronger together as you honor her and always carry her in your hearts.

    With love and heartfelt sympathy,
    Lois Conatore-Houpe

  5. Lucille Roth was the teacher I had at Central High School for typing and office practice. She was the best teacher ever and it showed that she loved all of her students and helped them when needed. (fortunately I wizzed through these two classes). It is sad that today there are not more teachers like her. Later through the years when I would see her she was still just so sweet so therefore I cannot say enough good about her. Rest in peace beautiful lady✝️

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