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Lucille Post Grogan (06-16-2016)
Photo of Lucille Post GroganLucille Post Grogan, a
Union Parish native, died
on May 23 in Littleton, Colo.
She was 90.
Lucy grew up on a small
family farm in Marion.
Her father, Glen Post Sr.,
was also the local mail
carrier. Papa Post, Mama
Rachel, and Lucy’s siblings—
Benny, Peggy, Glen
Jr. and Roy—all called her
“Sister.” She was valedictorian
of the Marion High
Class of 1942. At Louisiana
Tech University, she met
Forrest Grogan, a taciturn
Texan in the Navy V-12
officer-training program,
in an advanced calculus
course. They wed in a sunrise service in Marion on August
28, 1945. While Forrest left for short tours of duty, she did
data processing for Standard Oil in Baton Rouge the hard
way — without computers — and began her career as a
teacher at Linville and Marion high schools.
The couple’s daughter, Linda, was born in 1948, after
Forrest joined the Navy Reserve to be with Lucy full-time
and was completing a master’s degree in mathematics
at University of Oklahoma. They subsequently moved
to the Denver area, where their son, David, was born in
1953. Forrest worked at Martin Marietta, developing computer
programs for the design of missile autopilot control
systems, while Lucy taught secondary school math for 25
years. Lucy earned a master’s degree in educational administration
from Denver University in 1976. She capped
her career with pioneering work in curriculum development
for a National Science Foundation project, as well
as research at the Denver University mathematics lab on
the use of hand calculators in classrooms.
Lucy was buried next to Forrest, who died in 2003, at
Fort Logan National Cemetery near Denver. Surviving
members of her family include: her siblings, Peggy Albritton
and Roy Post, both residents of Farmerville; her
children, Linda and David; four grandchildren; and three