Updated: Jul 11, 2021
Lorraine's birthday is
June 26, 1923
making her 95 years young. She was born on a farm outside of Belmond, Iowa. She attended a small country school and graduated from Belmond High School. Her parents moved into town, and Lorraine moved to Mason City, IA, and went to work at J. C. Penny's. It was there she met the love of her life, Jerry Jordan. Two years later, on June 21st, 1948 they were married in Belmond.
Lorraine and Jerry moved from Iowa to Denver and then to Albuquerque in 1956. Two daughters were born to the couple: Cindy and Peggy. The family joined St. Paul's in 1975.
Lorraine worked for Albuquerque Public Schools for 25 years, and retired as the Cafeteria manager. After her retirement, she became the Kitchen Coordinator at St. Paul's and was active in many other areas of the Church, including many Craft Fairs for she baked many, many pies (probably hundreds!). Her favorite pie is Strawberry-Rhubarb. (You really need to try some of her yeast rolls, Yum!).
...many Craft Fairs, for she baked many. many pies (probably hundreds!).
Lorraine's husband Jerry passed away in 2004, and her daughter Cindy passed away in 2013. She now spends her time with her daughter Peggy and her son-law Albert. She stays very busy with different functions at St. Paul's.
Lorraine's favorite song is The Old Rugged Cross, and Chinese is her favorite food. She loves her Church and the people of St. Paul's have been very supportive. She belongs to the United Methodist Women (Ruth Circle).