Winnemucca, Nevada resident Lola Lorene Lord passed away peacefully on June 24, at her home with family by her side. She was 98 years old.
Lorene was born in Stevens County, Kansas on March 24, 1921 to John Joel and Lola Ruth (Simpson) Grantham. She married Melvin “Shorty” Lord on June 9, 1939 in Saguache, Colorado.
They lived in Central and Western Oregon, working in the timber industry, until 1958 when they moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Lorene lived in Pagosa until fall of 2009 when she moved to Winnemucca Nevada.
Lorene was a dedicated wife, mother - and later an active grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She tallied lumber at sawmills in Blanding, Utah, and for the San Juan Lumber Company in Pagosa Springs Colorado.
Lorene and Melvin founded Lord’s Logging in Pagosa, and later she worked as a black powder gun machinist. Lorene was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served the church teaching Sunday school, as Women’s Missionary Council Association Leader, and Vacation Bible School Director.
She also enjoyed playing the accordion, reading, cooking, sewing, gardening and practical jokes. Her hobbies included politics and researching family history.
Lorene is survived by her four children, John Lord of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Nancy (E.C.) Cates of Winnemucca, Nevada, Bill (Lynn) Lord of Prineville, Oregon; Bob (Doris) Lord Gilbert, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 23+ great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband Melvin B. Lord in 1996; siblings, Lydia and Berl Hankins; Grant Grantham; Fern and Chester Hanes; great-granddaughter, Danielle E. Lord; great-grandsons, Christian S. Cain and Christopher A. Love; and nephew, Michael Grantham, Berl Hankins Jr.; and niece Glenda L.(Hanes) Savage.
Donations may be made to Genesis Home Health/Hospice/Personal Care, Winnemucca Nevada; or Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Carson City Nevada.
A special thanks to the staff members at Genesis Home Health and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for their loving care and attentiveness.
“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants.” Isaiah 44:3