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Lorna Elaine Shankel
Jan. 7, 1932 - Oct. 27, 2013
81, passed away Oct. 27, 2013 in Redlands, CA. Elaine was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Glendale, CA to Rupert and Nellie Larson. On Aug. 21, 1955, she and Steward Wilson Shankel married in Pasadena, CA. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1958. She was board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology (1974) and pediatrics (1984). She practiced medicine in Loma Linda and St. Helena, CA and in Carson City, NV.
Elaine was a devoted mother to four children and retired from medical practice to help care for her grandchildren when they were little.
Those left to morn her loss are her husband, Stewart; her daughter, Martha Nell Shankel Ward (Bill); three sons, Stewart Shankel III (Helen), Jeffrey Shankel and Dr. Theodore Shankel (Dr. Tamara); her brother, Dr. Kenton Larson; and six grandchildren, Lauren, Stewart, Jaclyn, Garrett, Matthew and Kathryn. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Ellsworth Larson and Dr. Hubert Larson.
Graveside services were held on Nov. 1, 2013 at Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, WA. Walt Meske officiated.
Friends wishing to remember Elaine may donate to the Mesa Grande Adventist Academy in Calimesa, CA.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Nov. 27, 2013