Lorraine Anna Loos Morrow, 94, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. She was surrounded in love by her caregivers for the last three years at Beth Shalom Village.
Lorraine was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Colby, Wisconsin, to the late Walter and Nina Loos. She grew up a small-town girl, lived on a dairy farm, and graduated from Colby High School in 1941. She married the love of her life, M.N. “Pete” Morrow on July 9, 1945, and began her life as a devoted Navy wife in Key West, Florida. There, she began her career with civil service and, with several breaks in between because of the many transfers with Pete’s naval career, she retired from the Dental Clinic Little Creek on Feb. 28, 1984.
In addition to her career with civil service, she was a devoted wife and mother. She was an outgoing, friendly and active member of many clubs and organizations. During her time in Honolulu, Hawaii in the 1960’s, she was president of the CPO Wives Club, Girl Scout leader and chairman of the CPO Wives Club Annual Bazaar and Carnival. Pete’s transfer in 1966 brought Lorraine to her final home in Virginia Beach.
She was an active member of Thalia United Methodist church for many years until her health declined. She was the president of the Thalia United Methodist Women and also served on the district board of the UMW as treasurer for many years. After her retirement, she took bridge lessons and found her new passion. She joined many bridge groups and played several times a week.
Following Pete’s death in 1981, Lorraine continued to enjoy her love of travel with many friends, including trips to Honolulu, Alaska and Europe. She was always a giving, smart, strong, independent woman who loved people and never met a stranger.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Suzette M. “Suzie” Parker, and her son, and his wife, Jerry and Judy Morrow, of Ormond Beach, Florida; and loving grandchildren, Matthew A. Parker, Kevin B. Parker and Brynn P. McNeil. She leaves behind her loving sister, Emilie Kappel; brother, Dean Loos; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Sauer; brother, Darrel Loos; and son-in-law, Alan K. Parker.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Beth Sholom Village, as well as the dedicated and caring members of Medi Home Health and Hospice, especially her nurse Angela and Chaplain Cheryl. Your caring service to our mom will never be forgotten.
A memorial service for Lorraine will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to either Beth Sholom Village, 4601 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, or Medi Home Health and Hospice, 530 Independence Parkway, Suite 200, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
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