Lorraine R. Downs

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Lorraine R. Downs, 92, of Hanover, Pa., Tuesday, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover.

Born March 18, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Norman Ellsworth and Grace Summers Rottler. She was the wife of Col. Hugh G. Downs Jr., who died April 12, 2002.

She especially enjoyed time with family. She spent many years hosting and entertaining friends and acquaintances while her husband was in the service. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan; and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are a son, Norman E. Downs, of Baltimore; daughter Tina E. Deel and husband Dennis, of New Oxford, Pa.; grandchildren Jason Bosley and wife Amber, of Hanover, Denise Deel, of Abbottstown, Pa., and William Deel and wife Anna, of Hanover; great-grandchildren Kamia and Willow Deel; and longtime friend Judy A. Dodrer and husband Henry, of Westminster.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the celebration of life, 10:30 a.m. Friday at Homewood Chapel, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, with Chaplain Austin L. Chinault officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Homewood at Plum Creek, Benevolent Fund, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA 17331.

Online condolences may be offered at www.wetzelfuneralhome.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.



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Wetzel Funeral Home - Hanover
549 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-1242
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 20, 2014
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