Lorraine Rafferty's Memorial & Comment Picture Page
December 6, 1961 - September 7, 2017
My wife, business partner, friend and companion was laid to rest with a hand made white silk pillow by Sandi
and wearing her white silk wedding dress she made twenty-five years ago. Here, in the Deer Creek Cemetery
located in Selma Oregon September 9, 2017.
Lorraine's private closed casket service was held on Saturday the 9th of September, attended by neighbors
and friends. Lorraine wanted a simple service with three preachers, Roy Masters, Charles Byrd and Ken Gavlik,
with Jack Brown to leading old fashioned hymns. Ken Gavlik lead the private service. Charles Byrd, took the
September 9 th service pictures and was to lead the October 14, 2014 public service along with Roy Masters if
he could make it.
Lorraine wanted a pine casket with the lid and bottom made to allow air flow. Top Notch, Eli wanted to build it
as a favor, out of respect for Lorraine, which he did. Treasure Line, JD engraved the Lords Prayer on the inside lid,
as a favor and out of respect for Lorraine.
Treasure Line, JD made and engraved Lorraine's two sided Hardrock Maple grave marker, Top Notch, Eli formed
and made the cement foundation, again out of respect for Lorraine.
Lorraine's grave marker reads:
Lorraine May (aka Mae) Rafferty
12/06/1961 - 09/07/2017
Faithfull to GOD, the Constitution of the United States
"GOD go before us. Return us to true Liberty"
A True Patriot & A Loving Wife
The Following 29 Pictures were taken by Charles Byrd, without him no pictures would have been taken