Brunson, Lorraine Adele
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Lorraine Adele Brunson, 89, passed away on April 13, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born to Herman and Lucile Shafer in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 1924. She was the older of two daughters. Her sister, Bernice A. Craig is deceased. She grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from Fremont High School in 1942. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1963 at the age of 39 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and taught third and fourth grades in the Isaac School District for five years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Payson and later a member of Southside Baptist Church in Tempe. She and her first husband were among the first families to move into Quonset huts in Polo Village at the University of Arizona after the Second World War. She loved to read, swim, garden, crochet and knit afghans. She made over 100 afghans and gave most of them away to friends. She was married to Robert L. Norton (Deceased), a Civil Engineer for twenty years and they had two children, Carol L. Hill (Kevin) and Barry Norton (Debbie); three grandchildren, Holly Rynne (Jon), Derek Norton (Deanne), and Kelly Clark (Ben); five great grandchildren, Ava and Dylan Rynne, and Abigail, Jacob, and Emily Norton. She was married to Riley J. Brunson (Deceased) who worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 32 years. They were married for over forty years and had one daughter, Bonnie Creighton (Kevin) and two grandsons, Connor and Dylan Creighton. She is survived by a dear nephew and his wife, David and Carol Craig and five dear friends, Suzanne Abbot, Carol Massey, Ella Lee Owens, Doris Young and Marilyn Flowers. Viewing will be Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona, at 9:00 a.m. with services following at 10:00 a.m.
Mountain View Memorial Gardens
7900 East Main Street Mesa, AZ 85207-8948
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 16, 2014