Lorene Hankins Lorene Hankins passed peacefully April 17, 2013, surrounded by her children. Lorene was born April 26, 1927, in Hominy, Oklahoma, twenty minutes before her twin sister Irene Sutton Rush. She lived her childhood in various parts of Oklahoma as her father worked in the oil fields. She moved to California at the age of 18 with her parents and settled in the Upper Lake area. Lorene worked as a waitress when she met Earl Hankins and, after a whirlwind of courtship, married October 18, 1947. They spent all of their married life in the Lakeport area and raised three children. Lorene was known for her fun loving nature. She was an avid bowler and huge baseball fan and was so thrilled to finally see the S.F. Giants win the World Series. After retirement she spent many hours with her grandchildren and working in her flower garden. Lorene is survived by her children, Jim (Kathy) Hankins, Perry (Darlene) Hankins and Earlene (David) Taylor; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Haley, Michael, Kendy, James, Roy, and Heather; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Morgan, Rylie, and Liam; and her youngest brother, J. P. Sutton of Upper Lake. She is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Earl Hankins; sisters, Hazel Pounds and Irene Rush; and brothers, Jack and Clifford Sutton. The Hankins family would like to express deep appreciation to all the staff of Rocky Point Care Center who cared for her in her final 18 months of life. She was treated with so much love and dignity by all of them. Also the family would like to acknowledge Hospice of Lake County for guiding them through these past few months. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary with a celebration of Lorene's life afterwards. The family prefers donations be made in Lorene's memory to
, Northern California Chapter, 2065 West El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040 or Hospice of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 263-0357 or 994-5611. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2013