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Subject:N. Lorraine Boekeloo Beebe - obituary
Post Date:August 22, 2005 at 17:23:19
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N. Lorraine Beebe
June 19, 1910 - August 12, 2005

Visitation: none
Service: August 27, 2005

BEEBE, N. Lorraine

Passed away Friday, August 12, 2005 in Portage. She was born in Kalamazoo the daughter of Henry Lawrence and Genevieve (Richards) Boekeloo and had lived in Portage for over 30 years. Lorraine graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, Western State Teachers College and Wayne State University and was a teacher, counselor, and a women's recreation director for the Kalamazoo Public Schools and the Dearborn School System. In 1966, she was elected to the Michigan State Senate, where she represented Dearborn for 4 years. Following her time in the Senate, she remained active in politics and special causes. She was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Portage. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne L. Beebe in 2003. Lorraine is survived by a son, Peter Thompson of Whitefish, MT; 2 grandchildren, David and Michael Beebe; 2 great-granddaughters; a cousin, Juanita (Richard) Everett; her very good friends, Ruth Barrett of Portage, Lyle Stephens of Punta Gorda, FL and the Geib family of Portage. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 2:00 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 929 E. Centre Ave., with The Rev. Kathleen A. Kingslight officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the Portage Senior Citizens Center or Portage Community Outreach Center. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Hoomes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave.