Lorraine Bennett Bristow|
Lorraine Elizabeth Bennett Bristow quietly slipped the bonds of our world on May 14, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington. Lorraine is survived by her sisters Hilda Blaikie and Beverly (Jerry) Ross, and leaves her 3 children, Bryan (Christi), Mary, and Rob, and her two grandchildren, Emily Ann Bristow and Jack Christopher Matheson much richer from her guidance and tutelage. Lorraine was born in Wadena Minnesota on March 12, 1925 to Joseph Bennett and Hilda Olivia Bennett, the fourth of seven children. She will be reunited with her brothers, Joe, Ray and Ed while leaving behind a loving extended family.
Lorraine excelled academically, graduating high school as class valedictorian and went on to attend the University of Minnesota, receiving her B.A. in Business in 1947. After working for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M), she went to work for the University of Washington. Lorraine met her husband Charlie through the Fireside group at Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle, Washington. They were married in 1952, and spent 44 years together before Charlie preceded her into the next life. Lorraine was an avid bridge player, an active member in the Tacoma Newcomers Club and the AAUW and was best known for her baking prowess.
Lorraine cherished her faith and found strength and community at Plymouth Congregational Church where she was a member for over 60 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10am at Horizon House in the Sky Lounge. To honor a life well lived, gifts can be made in her memory to Plymouth Congregational Church or
Published in The Seattle Times on June 9, 2013