Lorraine Alice Sanford
Feb 7, 1925 – Nov 28, 2014
Lorraine “Liz” Alice Sanford peacefully went to join the Lord on Friday morning, November 28th 2014. Lorraine was born in Spokane, Washington on February 7, 1925. She is survived by her two sons; Michael, Kevin and his wife, Lorraine; foster daughter, Debra Guillaume; grandchildren, Terri, Kenneth, Sean, Kathleen, Amy, Gabriella, Steven (Tyler), Sarah, Jonathon, Joseph and Alex; a great granddaughter Evyn; a brother Gerald Wood of LaCenter, WA and several nieces and nephews. Her husband Bernard “Bernie,” sons Terry and Brian preceded her in death. Lorriane was a Past Worthy Matron of Southgate Order of Eastern Star Chapter #190, Charter/Life Member of Burien Court 86 Order of Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile, West Seattle Shine Club, American Legion, Women Marine Association and several other organizations.
She proudly served her country in WWII as a member of the United States Marine Corps. She was very active in the Stephen Ministry program at John Knox Church for several years. She loved the outdoors and camping with family and friends, her love of music and the theater she carried with her, teaching tap dancing and hula to grade school children and professionals throughout her life. She worked as the office manager for Leonard Builders for many years gaining the love and respect of her peers.
She has lived well, laughed often and loved much. She has gained respect of intelligent men and the love of children. She has filled her niche and accomplished her task. She leaves the world better than she found it; whether by improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul. She never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty, or failed to express it. She looked for the best in others, and gave the best she had…
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 (her 90th birthday) at 1:00 pm at Bonney-Watson Memorial Chapel, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac WA 98188 (206) 244-1787.
We will all miss the beautiful woman who we loved so much.
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