OBITUARY

Belle Lorraine Lorraine Campbell Alvstad

October 11, 1921July 4, 2011

Lorraine was born in Seattle, Washington to Mildred and Guy Campbell. She grew up in Milwaukie graduating from Milwaukie High School in 1939. As a teenager, she was a ballerina with the Portland Junior Symphony and Ballet. She married Glen Alvstad in December, 1941. Lorraine worked at Oregon Woolen Mill during World War II. later she worked at Meier & Frank, Lloyd Center and at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro. Throughout her life she contributed to the community as an active volunteer in numerous organizations. She and Glen retired to Kona, Hawaii where she continued to live after his passing in 1989. Lorraine enjoyed knitting, swimming and walking along Alii Drive collecting flowers along the way. In her seventies she completed three Portland Marathons. She is survived by her sons, Glynn (Sarah), Randy (Karen), Rick (Stephanie); her daughter, Darlene (Tom) Taylor; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Lorraine was a devoted wife and mother, an eternal optimist who enjoyed a good laugh. Her loving heart and generous spirit will be deeply missed. As Rick, Lorraine's son expressed at her 80th birthday "We always had fun together. You were like a friend and a mother all in one. I will always look back and smile, laugh and feel good, for these are the memories every child should have of their mother." A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Ocean burial in Hawaii with her husband Glen. Arrangements under the direction of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel, Beaverton, OR.

Services

  • Private Family Ceremony
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Nancy Weaver

November 17, 2011

I have such wonderful memories from all of the years I have known Lorraine and have always felt like part of her family. In spending many visits with her in Kona, what always impressed me was how many, many friends she had. Whether it was "Tightwad Tuesdays", the market or her favorite coffee place, she always knew everyone and was greeted warmly. No shopping trip with her was ever quick because of all the stops to chat with friends.
I miss this very special lady and send warm thoughts to her family.

Susan Wehren

July 26, 2011

A few years ago Lorraine and I went to lunch at the harbor in Kona. We had such a nice chat and she shared all sorts of stories with me.
One that I have always remembered was about the time she and a friend went to an event in Kona town. Lorraine drive and the two women parked the car in the public parking area above town. They went to the event and sometime later went back to the car.
As Lorraine looked in her purse she was frantic. Where were the keys? Then the women realized the car was running and the keys were in the ignition. So they got in and drove home.
She said she never told anyone that story.
Lorraine loved Kona and when I drive on Ali'd Drive I always think I shall see her walking along that busy road.

Alan Courts

July 22, 2011

Darlene and Family,

My deepest sympathies on losing your wonderful, gracious Mother.

Alan

Staff of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel Funeral Chapel

July 5, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY
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FROM THE FAMILY

The Jack and Jill Tumblers ~ Lorraine & Gladys James ~ age 10

FROM THE FAMILY

Lorraine remained close with her best friends

FROM THE FAMILY

From third grade, high school graduation and on into their 80's

FROM THE FAMILY

Lorraine with brother Jack and parents Mildred & Guy