Loretta Nadine Fournier
June 5, 1933 – April 24, 2021
Loretta Nadine Fournier was born in Norman, Oklahoma on June 5, 1933 and passed away at age 87 in Portland, Oregon on April 24, 2021
A Celebration of life will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, May 28th at Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 S.E. Mather Road, Clackamas, OR 97015.
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Arrangements are in care of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home of Portland, Oregon.
Celebration of Life
Spring Mountain Bible Church
Loretta Nadine Fournier
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May 4, 2021
My Tribute to my MOM -
I will miss you MOM! Your calls and encouragement will forever be in my heart and mind.
So many things I will hold on to. The way you LOVED my kids, Aaron, Nicole and Danielle and their kids. The way you reached out to so many. The way you prayed for all of your family . Each spot in your room was a different LOVED ONE.
So many times you were not expected to come through and each time you did...wondering why YOU! Well I believe Jesus finally believed you and took you to your heavenly home.
What a homecoming you are having! We will miss you here but know you are celebrating and in no more pain!
LOVE you always! Connie
Lori Van Batavia
May 4, 2021
I met Nadine when she started dating my daddy. Many memories from those times - her putting make-up on the girls, playing with the kids & pulling a tooth out for a scared little girl... She accepted my little family with open arms & loved my kids to pieces.
We didn’t always agree with each other’s opinions but we always knew that was ok & that we would still loved each other.
Nadine’s running joke was to tell everyone that I was her “wicked stepdaughter” - oh how she loved to tell people how “wicked” I was!! I would tell them that “I learned to be wicked from the very best” - and I did learn... love with open arms, love deep, strength in spirit, faith in the Lord, and pray.
We laughed together, cried together, talked about scripture together and prayed together.
My times with Nadine will be missed greatly.
Ron and Janet Gschwend
May 3, 2021
Oh Nadine you “flew away” to be with your savior and I will miss you but oh how I will enjoy dancing with you some day when I join you in Heaven ❤️
May 2, 2021
I have so many memories through the years as friendships became family. Later in life, I would visit Nadine and Al. On one occasion in particular her words meant so much. I had gone through another lay off at Boeing. Nadine was always interested in hearing details and more importantly how you were feeling about what was happening. After an exchange of what I had been doing, she said, “well Gayle, you’re doing really well!” It was more of an affirmation or a declaration and from Nadine, perhaps even a prayer. Even still, when I’m not so sure, I hear her words. Thank you Nadine for your loving wisdom. Much love to those grieving.
Jacob (JJ) Williams
April 30, 2021
Grandma Nadine was always very funny. I remember when I was little, she popped her teeth out at me. I was very surprised. I thought, “Grandma, what big teeth you have.” She just laughed.
April 30, 2021
Some of our favorite times together were our lunch dates at Shari’s. One time I ordered a lunch that came with pie. After seeing my pie, she decided she needed her own pie. From then on she always ordered pie with her lunch: warm strawberry-rhubarb with ice cream. “For Al”, she would say. “It was his favorite. “ l suspected it was HER favorite.
Wherever we were, I was always introduced as “my wicked step daughter.” My reply, “Of course you know what that makes her?” She would give them the answer before they could answer, just in case they didn’t get it.
In all her trials over the years, God was Central. She knew He knew best. All praise always to Jesus. Anyone who encountered Nadine, heard about the Lord.
A prayer warrior to the end. Every family member, every friend, every foe, every acquaintance was on her prayer list. Her apartment was her own little “War Room .”
Elizabeth (Liz) JOHNSON
April 29, 2021
After 10 days in the hospital, Nadine was sent to rehab Thursday afternoon. Kammi and I were with her Friday when the doctor came in to explain just how serious her condition was. "We may be surprised and send her home in two weeks, or her heart might just give out after all the stress she has been under", he said.
After he left, we were discussing my friend who struggles with depression over cruel words that have been flung at her in years past when I began reciting, "...forgetting what lies behind...", and Nadine continued, "...and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the prize of the upward calling of Christ Jesus." Just after midnight, she received that prize and was transported into the presence of her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
I looked up the reference for that quote and found it in Philippians 3:13 - 14. But the whole chapter is Nadine's story. She oozed the Word of God, peppering her conversations with the Word and reaching out in love to all she met. She was feisty, funny, brash, understanding, but always thinking of others and finding ways to lift them up. She was my mentor and dear friend and I will miss her terribly, but I rejoice that she is no longer in pain. Rest well, my friend, I will see you one day and we will praise the Lord together!
April 28, 2021
Nadine was a beautiful woman, inside and out, who loved her Savior and her family so deeply. She always had a kind word and her laughter was contagious. A beautiful soul, a beautiful person. God Speed Nadine on the wings of angels. You will be missed!
April 27, 2021
Nadine was a mama bear for anyone who needed it, and her love for the Lord was contagious. I loved whenever she would share on a Sunday morning, and her steadfast clinging to Him. Until we get to see you again, Nadine!
April 26, 2021
I cannot choose one memory. All of my memories aren’t points in time but more feelings. She loved to brag about her loved ones and impress just how proud she was about each of us. She regularly adopted new loved ones and they became family. She was an absolutely generous person with her love. Even though she regularly reminded us how much it hurts to love. I remember eating popcorn in her giant bed. Going to McDonalds for breakfast, ice cream cones with her giant, bent back spoon, her long nails, her raspy voice with an Oklahoma twang. Her nicknames, and the time she took to tell me a million stories from the photographs that she kept for years and years. She loved my daughters and gave me so much good advice about being a mother. I love you grandma. <3 Nickle
April 25, 2021
Monday’s will never be the same. I will miss our Momdays.
April 24, 2021
The way she says honey ... every time I think of a conversation I have had with Grandma, it starts out with, “well honey, you know...” She cared about how everyone was doing, and then let me know what the Lord wanted to do in their lives or was doing in their life. Then she would remind me to pray and tell me that she’s been praying. She was a great encouragement to me. She used to call our son Joel the funniest pet names. He’d giggle and whisper to me, “What does that mean?” The smile on his face was evidence of just how special she made him feel. She was good at that. She’s Aaron’s special lady; nobody will ever have her part of his heart. There’s no one like Nadine. 💛