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LORRAYNE (HOUSER) KERSEY(1924-2012)

Lorrayne Houser Kersey of Burlington, WA, widow of former Burlington city manager Stanley P. Kersey, died on October 7, 2012.

She was born August 7, 1924 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Grace and George Houser.

Lorrayne was a real estate broker at Kersey Realty and managed the Western Union office in Auburn, WA where her husband Stanley was mayor for two terms. She was also president of the Soroptimist Club.

Survivors include a son, Patrick Kersey of Tustin, CA; daughter, Denise Kipp of Bellingham, WA; and four granddaughters, Emily Bah of Federal Way, WA, Amy and Angela Thompson of Seattle, WA, and Jesse Kersey of Huntington Beach, CA.

Preceding her in death were her husband Stanley, who died April 29, 1994, and daughter Diane Thompson who died July 15, 1994.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Hulbush Funeral Home, 281 South Burlington Boulevard, Burlington.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hulbush Funeral Home followed by interment in the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington.

Funeral Home

Hulbush Funeral Home
281 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233-1708
(360) 757-6055

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Oct. 11, 2012
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