Salt Lake City, Utah -
Born July 25th, 1950 in Boise, Idaho, Lorraine passed away with her granddaughters by her side in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 19th, 2022, the day of her late mother's birthday. She was a wonderful grandmother, family member, and much loved friend to many.
Though Lorraine grew up in Idaho, she moved to California in her early 20’s, as it was always her dream to live by the beach! She worked for the UCI Medical Center until retirement and also volunteered in their NICU where she cared for premature and sick infants.
Sometime after her father Delmer Troy Neher passed away in 1988, Lorraine moved her mother Edna Lenora Neher into her home to care for her throughout her senior years. They lived in Orange, California together until Edna’s passing in 2005, to which Lorraine decided to move to Utah to be closer to her granddaughters Randi-Michelle Ralston, Jessica Scott Ralston, and Isabelle Christian Nielsen who were her pride and joy!
Lorraine valued spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed making memories with them. She took them on countless trips to California, especially to Disneyland! There were also lots of birthday dinners, sleepovers on Christmas Eve, theater performances and musicals, and many other fun and exciting adventures that her granddaughters will hold close to their hearts forever.
Lorraine was an amazing seamstress and made beautiful dresses and quilts for her friends and grandkids! Searching estate sales and vintage boutiques was a passion of hers as well, she collected many antiques from around the world, and her antique tea cups were her favorite!
Lorraine also had a soft spot for animals that was obvious to anyone that knew her. She had many pets in her life, mostly cats as she was a “crazy cat lady!” However, she did eventually decide to adopt 3 of the sweetest little dogs in her later years who she absolutely adored. As she liked to say, she loved animals and tolerated people!
While memorial services are still being planned, Lorraine’s final wish was to have her, her mother’s, and all of her animals' ashes spread off the coast of Little Corona Beach in California, as it was her favorite beach that she always used to take her grandkids to. She also requests that any donations made are to be sent to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.
Her granddaughters and loved ones will miss her very much but we know she is at peace now with the rest of her friends and family that have passed on. Rest in paradise, Grandma Rainy, thank you for being a part of our lives and for everything you’ve done for us. We love you!