April 7, 1925 – July 24, 2019
Lorraine Partridge, 94 of Greeley, died July 24, 2019 at Grace Pointe in Greeley. She was born April 7, 1925 in Hutchinson, KS, to Clifford and Olga Teeter.
Lorrie grew up in Hutchinson and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1942. She was a 1946 graduate of the University of Kansas. On August 21, 1949, Lorrie married Arthur Partridge at Grace Episcopal Church in Hutchinson. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Lorrie and Art lived in Council Grove, KS, Winfield, KS, and Menlo Park, CA before moving to Greeley in 1959. Lorrie received her Master’s Degree at Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado, and taught at East Memorial Elementary School. Lorrie was a member of PEO for 76 years and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Greeley.
Lorrie is survived by her three children, Janet Godres (Len Goldberg) of Niwot, CO, Valerie Koller (Barry) of Denver, CO, Arthur (Jennifer) Partridge of Broomfield, CO; grandchildren, Jeremy Godres, Benjamin Koller, Jessica Kvitek (Robb); great-granddaughter, Paige Kvitek; brother, Howard (Julie) Teeter of Hutchinson; and sister-in-law, Sherry Partridge of Coffeyville, KS.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Partridge; her parents; grandson Brian Godres; great grandson Jack Koller; and son-in-law Ross Godres.
There will be no visitation. Services will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. at the Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO, with a reception to follow in the Allnutt Reception Center. A private family inurnment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley CO.
Lorrie’s family would like to thank the staff at Grace Pointe for all the love, care and kindness they showed her.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Weld County Food Bank in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.
- Memorial Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Inurnment Thursday, August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019
Mrs. Partridge was my 4th grade teacher at East Memorial Elementary. I remember always hoping that I would be in her class! She was a wonderful teacher--very kind, but also taught her students respect-- for each other and the school and rules within.
I remember her always talking about her son, Skip. I finally met Skip when we got to 7th grade at John Evans Jr. High. We became good friends through high school at Greeley West and we're still friends today.
July 28, 2019
I was 9 years old and went to East Memorial Elementary School. It was 1968 and had Mrs. Partridge as my teacher. I would all ways bang my hands on the front of my chair (drumming motion) and she would scold me. "You need to quit that" she would say. Well one day I was pounding my hands on the chair and she about had enough of it. she grabbed my hand and drug me out of class and I thought boy I'm going to get it now (the principals office). Well she took me down to the music room and enrolled me in band. Yes, drum lessons. She knew my family was less fortunate. So she bought me my books, drum sticks and practice pad. Even bought my first snare drum for me for Christmas (said it was from Santa). To this day I am a semi professional musician and still play live shows. I owe it all to Mrs. Partridge. Rest in peace in the Lords loving arms. Thank you for loving me and caring enough about me when I was your student. I will always cherish those memories and keep them close and dear to my heart, Steve Redfern
Kathleen Hisam Dvorak
July 27, 2019
Valerie & family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. My sincere prayers and comfort for you at this time. May your Mom be happy & well with Jesus.
Kathleen Hisam Dvorak
GCHS classic 1971