Lorraine Lopes BALDWIN

Lorraine (The Gram) Baldwin passed away quietly with grace and dignity surrounded by family on December 21st, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine leaves behind three children Laura Baldwin Hernandez of Petaluma Ca., Lynn Baldwin Galligan of Estero, Fl. and Forrest Watchers of Anaheim Ca. Her life partner of the past 35 years William Watchers of Dayton, Nv. Son in law Brent Hernandez of Petaluma, Grandchildren Geoff, Bob, Steven, John, Madison and Alyssa. She is also survived by two of her six siblings Rose Marie Bunkowski of Dayton, Nv and Diana Antonucci of San Jose, Ca. She has and numerous nieces and nephews as well. Always known for her positive attitude and witty sense of humor Lorraine will be missed dearly by family and friends. Born in 1944 Lorraine was the daughter to Maunel and Laura Lopes and was raised on a dairy in Mill Valley and attended Catholic school in San Francisco. In 1963 she married Walter "Ed" Baldwin and they started a family together. During her young adult years Lorraine worked as a teaching assistant at Mc Near elementary school. She loved her job and touched the lives of many students, several of which kept in contact with her through the years. In the late 70's Lorraine started a career with Harris Corporation in Novato where she is credited for being a key factor to the success of upper management personal. An inspiration to all of those she worked with, Lorraine retired as an executive admin to the division president and had over 25 years with the company. She was a member of IDESI of Novato. Lorraine eventually retired to Dayton, NV. to be near her sister and worked part time at the Carson City Gun Club where she made many dear friends. During this time she continued to spend time with both of her daughters in Florida and California. In early 2012 Lorraine moved in with her daughter Laura in Petaluma to undergo medical treatments. A special thank you to everyone at Marin Cancer Center for all the wonderful care she received. She leaves her family broken hearted but blessed for the times we shared, including an early family Christmas where all of her children and grandchildren were able to spend time with her. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Lorraine Baldwin to Hospice or the . Information on services to come later. Arrangements by Adobe Creek Funeral Home, Petaluma, CA. 707-789-9000

Funeral Home

Adobe Creek Funeral Home
331 Lakeville Street  Petaluma, CA 94952

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012