When Lucy Montoya accepted the social justice award from the city of Wenatchee in 2015 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she told the audience that working for justice is not difficult — a person just needs to show up.

Longtime community volunteer honored with social justice award

Lucy Montoya holds the social justice award she received Jan. 17, 2015, for more than 60 years of community service. Mayor Frank Kuntz, right, presented her with the award. 

Rufus Woods | Lucy Montoya's extraordinary life

Lucy Montoya, at 95, shares a laugh with Fr. Mauricio Munoz on Jan. 30, 2015, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wenatchee.

Mary Lucy LeDoux Montoya


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