Lorena Leslie Sanders Rohr
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Jan. 17, 1919 - Sept. 13, 2012
Lorena Rohr was born in Oakland, on Jan. 17, 1919 to John and Vesta Sanders and passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. She is survived by daughters and their spouses, Andrea Stevens, Lory Friedrich (Ernest Jr.); and son John Rohr (Marie) all of Red Bluff; and grandchildren Carrie Anne Rohr, Charles Justin Stevens, Wesley John Rohr, Douglas Andrew Rohr, and Anthony White, all beloved by their grandmother.
Lorena was a niece of Charles Ohm Sr. and Pearl Ohm, early settlers in Tehama County. Also surviving her are sister, Frances Flanery, and nieces Carolyn Chamberlain and Marilyn Ferguson, both of Sacramento, Valerie Peterson of Novato, and nephew Bruce Peterson of Independence, Kan.
Early in life, Lorena wished to become a teacher. She grew up in Yolo County schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1937. After attending Chico State University, she attained her bachelor of arts degree in education, with a minor in music. Subsequently she taught elementary school in Yolo, Contra Costa and Tehama Counties.
She married Harry Alfred Rohr in 1950 and they ranched until he was called into military service where he served as a 1st lieutenant in Japan. Following his return in 1956 the family moved to a sheep ranch west of Red Bluff. She was a 4-H leader in entomology for the Reeds Creek 4-H Club.
She was a member of University Women and the Red Bluff Woman's Club. Continuing her interest in music she sang in church choirs, most recently at Cone Methodist since she and her husband had moved to Dairyville in 1975. She was a long time member of Tehama Chorale and the Master Works Chorale. Other interests in her life were gardening and growing flowers for her arrangements. Lorena was an ardent supporter of Blood Source where she donated freely and often
On her 90th birthday, she was honored by her family, who planned a luncheon celebration at Sacred Heart Parish Hall where she was greeted by over 100 close friends and relatives. She will be missed and fondly remembered by those who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut St., Red Bluff, with burial following at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. Please visit www.chapeloftheflowers.net for further information or to leave a message for the family.
Published in Daily Democrat from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20, 2012