The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Lorraine Lawrence


September 28, 2017

Lorraine Mayme Lawrence, 87, of Longview, died September 17, 2017 at St. John Medical Center. She was born to Henry and Martha (Juselius) Wirkkala on September 8, 1930 in Astoria, Ore., and was raised in Deep River.

She married Ray Lawrence on June 4, 1948. She and Ray lived in various places including Pendleton, Ore., Chehalis, Skamokawa and Cathlamet. She loved to travel and collected spoons from all over the world.

She is survived by a daughter Patti Bond and three sons Keith, Mike and Jim Lawrence, a brother Richard Wirkkala, 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, five brothers, Willard, Leslie, Lester, Melvin and Arnold Wirkkala, and four sisters Aune, Signe, Lil and Elna.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, September 30, 1 p.m., at Steele Chapel in Longview. In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute to Cathlamet Volunteer Fire Department, 375 2nd St., Cathlamet, WA 98612. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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