Lorraine "Lori" McElroy, age 78, a 23+ year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013 after a short illness, while at home with family.

She was born to Anna and Leon Kensiski in Bristol, Conn., and graduated from Bristol High School in 1953. Soon afterwards, she married Lee Dragoon, and due to her husband's Air Force career, relocated to many different areas, before settling in Colorado.

Life changes happened, and after a time she met Joseph McElroy who would become her husband of 30 years. Together they moved to Bullhead City, summering in Colorado and Oregon and experienced a life of friends, travel, and enjoying being together. She liked arts and crafts, card playing with friends, occasional afternoons at the casino, and loved being involved with her Christian church.

Lori was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; and her daughter, Rebecca.

She is survived by four children, Charleen, Shirlee, Aaron, and Heidi; brother, George; seven grandchildren, Daniel, Katie, Laura, Robert, Julia, Taylor, and Christina; seven great-grandchildren; and many relatives in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Valley Christian Church, 1706 N. Oatman Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.

Funeral Home

Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel
2620 Silver Creek Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 763-5440

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Apr. 3 to Apr. 10, 2013