Loren E Graham (1939 - 2017)

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Loren was born to Loren Edward Graham Sr. and Grace F. Howell-Graham in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the second of four children.

Loren and his older brother, Al Neimi, moved to the Seattle area looking for an adventure. That is where Loren met his first wife, Judy A. Roberts. Judy's family was moving to Anchorage and Loren came with them. They arrived April 2, 1959, and they lived in a Quonset hut in Government Hill.

Loren had various jobs until he got a break with the municipality of Anchorage as a swamper for the refuse department in 1962. He worked his way up and started with the street department where he eventually became a heavy equipment operator until he retired in 1989.

Loren and Judy divorced in 1978 and he later met Glenda Leisle. They married on Jan. 21, 1983. After retiring, they moved to Sterling where he and Glenda built their house together. They were active members of the Sterling Senior Center where they spent time working and playing.

He always had a story to tell - truth or fiction. And laughter came easy. He will be remembered by many for his smirk when telling a story or joke. And for his sense of humor.

Loren is survived by his wife of 34 years Glenda; son, David (Jeannine) Graham, of Redmond, Oregon; daughter, Laurie (Chris) Hainz, of Lebanon, Oregon; daughter, Colleen (Joe) Budrow of Anchorage; step-children, Robert (Holly) Leisle of Washington, Becky Crawford of Anchorage, and David (Lisa) Leisle of Anchorage; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

His son Daniel Graham died a short few months after him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Geraldine; and two brothers, Al and Dana
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 6, 2018