On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Lorraine Virginia McConnell, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 89, just six weeks shy of her 90th birthday.
Lorraine was born December 15, 1932, in Washington, D.C. to Florence and William Thomas. In 1935, she moved with her parents and brother, Tony, to the west coast, first moving to Portland, Oregon, and then later relocated to Cottage Grove, Oregon in 1942.
Lorraine was a talented seamstress and owned an upholstery business for many years, as well as serving the community of Cottage Grove as a bus driver for South Lane School District for 19 years.
Lorraine was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a Living Faith Assembly of God member. She was a longtime member of the masonic lodge. Lorraine loved to laugh and be social, she also adored beautiful things. Crystal, fine jewelry, and getting her hair and nails done were among her favorite things.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her former husband, George Lee Tucker, and daughter, Connie Yearous Smith. Lorraine is survived by her current husband Dale McConnell of 18 years, former husband, Gilbert Yearous and eight children, including Paul (Janet) Yearous, Virginia (Ed) Smith, Mark (Eileen) Yearous, Kathleen (Larry) Moore, Yvette (Lee) Blue, Madelyn (Aaron) Baker, Gina Wilson, and Joe (Brandy) Tucker. As well as 24 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren.
A funeral Service was held in her honor on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. at Living Faith Assembly, located at 467 S 10th Street, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.