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Lucille Anderson Dirks, 97, passed away January 8, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on April 24, 1915 in Duluth, MN. Lucille's life centered around her family, her church, and her music. She was a church organist and choir director for over 80 years. She also taught piano and organ to young and old. She married Orion Anderson on April 20, 1940. They almost made it to 50 years of marriage before Orion passed away in 1990. They lived in Duluth until 1982 when they moved to Mesa, AZ. Five years after Orion's death she met and married Darrell Dirks, which lasted 9 years until Darrell's death. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents Hans O. Grytting and Walborg Fyri Grytting and husbands Orion C. Anderson and Darrell A. Dirks and brother Homer Grytting. She is survived by a son Ronald J. Anderson (Betty) of Peoria, AZ; daughter Barbara L. Anderson (Keith) of Burnet, TX; granddaughters Pamela Pounds (Paul) and Janet Clinger (Justin) both of Dallas, TX and 3 great grandchildren. A special thanks to the staff of Doctor's Choice Group Home and especially to Anna Marie for her love and care in Mom's final days. Memorials are requested to St. John's Lutheran Church (Glendale) or Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Mesa). Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st Ave. Glendale with a reception to follow.