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LORRAINE RAE ALONZO

LORRAINE RAE ALONZO

Lorraine Rae Alonzo of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed peacefully to her rest on October 25, 2020 at Southern Oaks Assisted Living where she resided for the past four years. She was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had an enduring faith in God, believed in the Bible, and lived her life according to its word. Lorraine was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 13, 1923 to the late Raymond and Gladys (Wallin) Murphy. Her family moved from Sioux Falls to Grand Rapids, Michigan when she was a young girl. She attended the local Seventh-day Adventist church school and South High School. While working in Grand Rapids, she met her future husband Robert Alonzo. They were married in La Jolla, California in February of 1943 just before Robert left to serve his country in WWII. Lorraine and Robert (Bob) made their home in Comstock Park, a small town north of Grand Rapids, and raised their seven children. She was a hardworking, devoted, and dedicated mother who was very proud of her children. Lorraine loved people and enjoyed helping others. She loved her job as a greeter at the Meijer Alpine location where she worked for eighteen years. Lorraine Murphy was the third of ten children, eight of whom preceded her in death. LeRoy Harold Murphy, Warren Duane Murphy, Raymond Kenneth Murphy, Delbert James Murphy, Arla Annabelle Murphy, Phyllis Elaine Thrift, Paul Roger Murphy, and Lorretta Kay Sears. She is survived by one sister, Charlene Silberman of Georgia. Lorraine is also survived by her seven children, Robert Alonzo of Arizona, Ronald Alonzo of Michigan, Barbara (Jerry) LaFave of South Carolina, Deborah (Mike) Sulen of Texas, Martin Alonzo of Michigan, Katherine Alonzo of Alaska, and Cheri (Doug) Durst of Tennessee, seventeen grandchildren, thirty one great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the care-givers at Southern Oaks Assisted Living and the nurses from Hearth Hospice of Chattanooga for the loving and professional care given to our mother. Please join us for a celebration of life on Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will take place following the service until 5:00 p.m. at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, 13603 Northland Dr. Cedar Springs.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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