Loretta Reed Rautter Loretta Reed Rautter, 71, of Visalia, CA died November 19, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Loretta was born May 8, 1941 in Exeter, CA to Coy & Emma Reed. Loretta attended Mt. Whitney High School & COS. Loretta married her true love Robert Rautter on April 23, 1965. Together they raised 4 children. Loretta was a devoted wife and hard working busy mom during their farming years and beyond. In addition to being a farm hand with Robert, she supported her children in their endeavors such as being a Visalia Rockette Mom, Pop Warner football & cheerleader Mom and many other activities far too numerous to list. Loretta loved to travel. After Robert retired they bought a motor home and made many trips to Pismo Beach and traveled to Texas, Louisiana & Florida to visit their children & grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband Robert. Her children: Adrienne Gentry, Aleshia Maxwell and husband Tim, Lt. Col. Keith Rautter and wife Cory, Alaine (Lainie) Petticrew and husband Jared. Grandchildren: Heather Lane & husband Tony, Fallon Shelton, Ashley Ayala & husband Brian, Brittney Quine, Shannon Quine, Christian Maxwell, Lacie Petticrew, Lexie Petticrew, and Hannah Rautter. Loretta has been blessed with 9 Great Grandchildren. Brother: Kevin Reed and wife Joan. Godson: Eric Russell and wife Cheryl. She is also survived by her beloved dogs Harley & Ruby. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Private burial. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Nov. 21, 2012