Lucille Hoffman's nickname was one of the great mysteries of her life.
Everyone who knew her called her Pink. But no one really ever knew why.
"I have a feeling that it was just one of those cute names parents give their children," said longtime friend Catherine Day. "Everyone called her that, so I guess it was just taken for granted."
But one thing that was unmistakable about Mrs. Hoffman was her passion for life.
Mrs. Hoffman, 94, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westover Memorial Park. Dr. Mark Harris will officiate.
"She was just so full of fire," said her nephew Phillip Harris. "She was a spunky lady."
Friends of Mrs. Hoffman admired her for her independence and clear mind, Ms. Day said.
In fact, Mrs. Hoffman bought and managed a patio store in Daniel Village for more than 25 years. She went it alone after her husband's health began to fail.
But her love for others was what most people will remember about her, Ms. Day said.
"She loved to party and loved people," she said. "I can think of nothing else she loved more than people."
Mrs. Hoffman is survived by several nieces and nephews.
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