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Lorene Francis Von

May 19, 1931 November 8, 2018
Lorene Francis Von
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Lorene Francis Von passed away on November 8, 2018, in McMinnville, Oregon. She will be sorely missed. Lorene was 87. She was born in Woodburn on May 19, 1931, the youngest of 7 children born to Marion and Leonne Jacobs.

Lorene’s life was filled with joy but shadowed by sorrow. Her youthful beauty was legendary, and made her irresistible to Richard Von, a man whose determination and charm made him irresistible to Lorene. They were married on September 15, 1950. Although Richard was called into military service shortly after their honeymoon and was deployed overseas, the couple managed to have three sons and two lovely daughters.

Lorene and Richard worked diligently throughout their lives. Together they built Von Logging Company into a thriving business. They purchased land near Carlton where they raised their family. Richard built lakes, an airstrip, tennis courts, and a profitable tree farm, while Lorene used her creativity and love of natural beauty to create Hawk Lake, a private park that the family long enjoyed in peaceful quietude. Later, Lorene found peace on the slopes of Hualalai in Hawaii.

Lorene’s family was taken from her by various tragedies. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, all of her brothers and sisters, by her eldest daughter Rosan, and her middle son Gary. Lorene lost Richard in 1995. In June of this year, she lost her youngest son, Terry. Lorene remained cheerful. She drew strength from her faith in God and from her certainty that she would be reunited with those that passed before her.

A memorial service will be held on November 16 at 12 noon at Macy’s & Son’s chapel in McMinnville followed by a private graveside service for close family. A celebration of Lorene’s inspiring life will be held at Hawk Lake in July 2019.

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Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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