Lorae SIMS
1955 - 2018
Neptune Society - Spokane
98 E Francis Avenue
Spokane, WA

SIMS, Lorae

Lorae Sims, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sis-ter, aunt and friend, passed away January 21, 2018 from an injury sustained in an ice skating accident.
She was born in Spokane January 3, 1955, the eldest child of June and Carl Roemer. She spent her early years in Eston, Saskatchewan, and attend-ed school there from first through sixth grade. Returning to the Spokane area, she graduated from Central Valley High School in 1972. She went through the Dental Assisting program at SCC, and spent 45 years in the dental profession as an assistant, and in accounts/receivable. In recent years she had also helped out as a bookkeeper for her brother's construction business, as a caretaker and house cleaner for several elderly friends, and as an art teacher through the East Valley School District. She was President of the North Spokane Irrigation District #8 Board of Directors, and served on that board for many years.
Lorae was an extraordinary individual, a strong woman who was always open to new challenges. She had a talent for bringing people into her circle and adopting them as friends and extended family. She enjoyed quilting and fabric arts, and many of her friends and family are the recipients of quilts made by her talented hands. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, dancing, and visiting the Oregon Coast. Her main joy was visiting and laughing with friends and family. She wove a wonderful thread through the tapestry of our lives. Lorae and her husband were members of Calvary Spokane. She was a believer in Jesus Christ her Savior, and is now safe in His arms.
She is survived by, and deeply missed by Jeff Sims, her husband of almost twenty years; her daughter Jesse Hodgden and son-in-law Erik; son Josh Blackwell and daughter-in-law Melissa McDowall; granddaughter Stella Blackwell; Michael Blackwell; father Carl Roemer; brother Carey (Charlotte) Roemer, brother Arley Roemer; and sister Elsa (Ken) Johnson. She also leaves behind a wide circle of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends to mourn the loss of this wonderful, beautiful lady.
A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Spokane, 511 W. Hastings. The family suggests any memorial gifts may be directed to either Cup of Cool Water or Life Services of Spokane, Lorae's two favorite charities; or to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to especially thank the ICU staff at Sacred Heart Hospital, and the organ donation staff at LifeCenter Northwest. Through Lorae's selfless gift as an organ donor, others will live.

Published by Spokesman-Review on Jan. 28, 2018.
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Dance with those Angels Rae! Rest well...until we meet again.
Staci Williamson
February 5, 2018
I knew Lorae for many years and ran into her when she worked for a dentist office out in the valley. What a nice person. She was a woman that made you smile and want to be her friend. Julie Doric
julie Doric
January 31, 2018
I was so very blessed to have you in my life & will miss you greatly! I have many wonderful memories to remind me of your beautiful smile & laugh! Rest in peace my dear friend!
January 29, 2018
My dear friend, I will truly miss you! Thank you so much for always being there for me. I know God is holding you now!
Kathy Morris
January 29, 2018
We are so saddened and reading her obit really shows the hole she leaves in everyone's heart. We are thinking of you, Jesse.
Bob and Karen Fifield
January 28, 2018
This is for you and Rae's family-----Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted". I believe that with all my heart for you, Jeff.
Caroljean Lockhart
January 28, 2018
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Lorae's
passing. I knew her from the dental office where
she worked. She was so kind, friendly, and helpful each time I saw her. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Condolences to her family and friends in this difficult,painful time.
January 28, 2018
Such a beautiful person who is going to be missed sooo very much, I'm thankful to have been blessed to have her friendship and found this quote,"Wherever a beautiful soul has been
there is a trail of beautiful memories" Thanks for the memories Rae.
January 28, 2018
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