Lorrie Bleiler
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Lorrie Bleiler A native of Boston, Mass., born Loretta C. Saunders on July third just in time for the fireworks celebrations at the Esplanade on the fourth. Lorrie was a graduate of Jackson Von Laudau School of Arts and Design in Boston with additional studies at MIT and Harvard. She moved to California with her husband Dell Bleiler and settled in the Mtn. View-Los Altos area initially to work as a graphics illustrator and designer at Fairchild and Hewlett Packard. She was also an accomplished artist and writer of children's books. A long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) with her husband Dell Bleiler; a Past Master of Mtn. View DeAnza Masonic Lodge and Past Patron of Miramonte OES Chapter. She was a member and editor of the Stanford-Palo Alto Macintosh Computer Users Group, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Jump Start Critique Group. Lorrie was suddenly taken ill on July 17, 2009 and passed away peacefully on the next day. Lorrie is survived by her husband; aunts Lydia, Vi, and Dorothy; cousins Allie, David, Donna, Dorsey, Jim, Lorraine, Melanie, Skip and Tom. She is also survived by sister-in-law Nancy Nelson and family, and Lorrie's many dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Mountain View DeAnza Masonic Center, Church and Franklin Streets, Mtn. View, Calif. on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow. RSVP requested to (650) 948-1400 tel.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News on Aug. 5, 2009.
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August 7, 2009
Living in Hawaii prevents me from attending Lorrie's "celebration of life" ceremony.
The Black and White Ball will never be the same without Lorrie and Del. They will be sharing eternal space with all the "flys on a screen door": they'll know what I mean.
Judie Fekete (Retired HP)
August 6, 2009
Lorrie was my best friend and we use to say we were a party of two: movies, books, places, etc. were ever exciting because of her. Lorrie's curiosity, enthusiasm, and zest for learning was a joy to behold.
Lorrie will never be forgotten; she gave us all so much to hang our hats on.

How fortunate we all are that Lorrie Bleiler entered our lives.
Julia Huot
August 6, 2009
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Lorrie's passing. She reported to me in the Graphics Design Dept of Hewlett Packard Labs for over 15 years. Not only was she a very talented graphics designer, she was a warm and caring friend who touched the lives of many people, including mine. I will miss her very much.
George Corkins
August 6, 2009
Lorrie was a loyal and wonderful friend. I will miss her creative mind and never ending energy and joy of living. We had many great adventures together, she will live in my heart forever.
Polly Allen, Santa Clara, California
August 6, 2009
Lorrie will be greatly missed. She was the life line that brought us at the SMUG together. We all needed her.
Bill Vorbau
August 5, 2009
It was a shock to hear of the sudden death of Lorrie. I regret that I will be out of town on August 9, so I cannot attend the Memorial Service. My best wishes to Dell.
Kendric Smith
August 5, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Dell on Lorrie's death. Her SMUG newsletters carried her charm and attention to detail to all. She will be missed
Ro Dinkey, SMUG member.
August 5, 2009
So sorry to hear of Lorrie's sudden death. We will miss her at SVMUG meetings.

Kathryn Lauricella
Kathryn Lauricella
August 5, 2009
we are shocked and saddened to hear of dear Lorrie's passing. we will always remember her and dell's hospitality and kindness over the years. her wonderful dinners and her beautiful artwork. i will always remember her kindness to my dear mother jean and the time they helped us move into our new home in cupertino.... she was loved by everyone she ever met and will be missed greatly...
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