Lucilda Scatliffe

June 1, 2013 • Obituaries


At age 79, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed peacefully away with family members by her side.

Sil, originally from New York City, was a resident of Roswell and Albuquerque since 1973.

She is the daughter of the late Percival and Doris Rock of New York City; sister of the late Alan Rock, also of NYC; former wife of the late George F. Scatliffe, II, and companion of the late Roy [auth] Anderson.

Sil is survived by her children, Lori and her husband Edmundo Valenzuela, Steven, Denise and her husband Cecil Jackson, Suzanne, and Michael and his wife Cindy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Adrian, Jazmine, Matthew, Joseph, Elise, Jolene, Erika, and Lauren; and great-granddaughter Delilah.

Sil graduated from Washington Irving High School in New York City and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern New Mexico University in 1986.

Sil retired in Roswell from the State of New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Family Dept., after working many years with both the Child and Adult Protective Services, where she made a great impact and touched many lives while working for the Dept. She was a member of the Transfiguration Lutheran Church while living in NYC and St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roswell. Sil was a community activist and very outspoken.

She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, reading, sewing, fishing and cooking. Lucilda was a beautiful person and one of the toughest women any of us has ever had the privilege to know. She was much loved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 1309 Parsifal N.E. Albuquerque, NM, 87112. Please visit our online guestbook for Lucilda at

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