2018-06-07 / Obituaries

Lorraine Murnane

June 1, 2018


Lorraine Murnane Lorraine Murnane Lorraine Taber Murnane, 83, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 in her home.

Born on March 7, 1935 to Val D. and Tiny Lorraine (Teague) Taber in Martinez, CA, Lorraine spent most of her younger years growing up in Modesto, CA, and spent some time in San Francisco, CA, and Reno, NV, before settling in Las Vegas, where she lived for 35 years.

Lorraine spent her years in Las Vegas working for Sprint telephone company. It was in Vegas that she met Bobbi Keeler Lord. Bobbi brought Lorraine to her home in Wyalusing for a visit. In 1996, when Lorraine retired from Sprint, she moved to Wyalusing and became a beloved member of the community. Her first year in Wyalusing, Lorraine worked with Bobbi’s sister, Sherri Keeler Schreier at her shop, Keeler’s Clothier. Later, when Keeler’s Clothier closed, Lorraine worked with Bobbi and Sherri in their shop, Brewed Awakening and PerNickety Gifts. She also worked for several years at Westover’s Florist.

During her 22 years living in Wyalusing, Lorraine was a member of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce and the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. She served as treasurer of both those organizations for many years. Lorraine also served for some time as the Wyalusing Borough Electoral Judge. Her hobby and passion was flowers. Her flower beds and gardens occupied her time throughout the spring and summer and into the fall. It’s while working in her flower beds that Lorraine met and talked with so many of her neighbors.

She is remembered as a loving, kind and giving person. In the winter months, Lorraine filled her time with “coloring books” and has left a bounty of beautiful pictures she completed.

She is survived by her niece, Kimberly Carrico; her great nephew, Scott Chance Carrico and his wife, Areceli; nephews, Mike, Jerry, Jack and Marcus Carrico and great-niece, Brandy, daughter of Mike Carrico. Also surviving are her stepdaughter, Laura Pulido; grandchildren Jessica Pulido, Antonio Pulido, Alicia Luz and her husband, David, and greatgrandchildren, Aiden and Catalina Luz. Lorraine was predeceased by her parents as well as her sister, Aloha Carrico; her brother, Val D. Taber, Jr., and her best friend, Bobbi Keeler Lord.

A memorial service for Lorraine will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. from the Moxie Community Church with Reverend Michael MacWhinnie officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster PA 18850 or Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Road, Laceyville, PA 18623.

Online condolences can be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing.

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