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Lorraine Frances Haag

Age 93, long time resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on November 1, 2010. Lorraine was an inspiring woman who enchanted all who knew her with her sparkling wit and wisdom.

Born in Roseville, California on March 15, 1917, Lorraine "Skippy" Jacobsen grew up in Redwood City. She graduated Sequoia High School 1935 where she excelled in athletics and starred in Otis Carrington musicals. At San Jose State University she was a member of Orchesis, a modern dance troupe, and graduated with a BA in 1940. In 1942 she married the love of her life, Russell I. Haag, and began a 22 year adventure as a Navy wife. In later years she traveled extensively with Russell throughout the world making lasting friendships wherever they went.

She dedicated her life to being a supportive partner to her husband of 57 years, a Mom to Carrol Reid, Sharon Haag, Lesley Haag and John Haag, grandmother to Sherri Gazay, Scott Brink, Lisa Reid, Ryan Brink, Josh Reid, Gilee Corral, Michael Reid, Drew Blaikie, and great-grandson Chase Brink. She was the family historian and bookmaker. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1295 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 7, 2010
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