Lorraine Chalker Harry from Pompano Beach, FL was born in Miami on February 9, 1931 and passed away on May 22, 2014. She moved to Deerfield Beach in 1934 with her parents Barney E. Chalker, Sr. and wife Myrtis; sister Norma and brother Eddie. She completed her early education at Deerfield Beach Elementary and Pompano High School. Lorraine received her Bachelor of Arts in Education, majoring in English from Florida State University in 1953. She also received her Masters of Education, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Atlantic University in 1966. Lorraine and Franklin, high school sweethearts, married in 1954. they were blessed to have 58 years together before Franklin passed away in 2012. Lorraine taught school for 46 years beginning at Hillsboro Country Day School in Hillsboro Beach and continuing at Alexander D. Henderson University School at Florida Atlantic University until her retirement in 1999. She was Teacher of the Year while there and was honored by the State of Florida for her many works in the English Department. Lorraine loved to attend FSU Football games and she and Franklin were avid tailgating fans, she published a cookbook with her favorite recipes that she shared over the years with family, co-workers and their many friends in "old Pompano". Lorraine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Alpha Xi Delta and Beta Sigma Sigma Phi sororities. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her father, former Deerfield Beach Mayor Barney E. Chalker, Sr. Mother Myrtis Chalker and Sister, Norma and her husband Forrest Cope and her husband Franklin Harry. She is survived by her brother, Eddie Chalker (Amelia) of Deerfield Beach, Nephews, Mark Cope (Cynthia) of Anderson, S.C., Brad Chalker (Holly) of Deerfield Beach, Nieces, Marcia Yolman of Boca Raton and Melanie Folsom (Frank) of Pompano Beach and Elizabeth Chalker of Lighthouse Point. 6 grandnieces and nephews and one great grand nephew. A memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11am, 200 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach with internment to immediately follow at Pompano Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be sent to Christ Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on May 24, 2014