MARQUETTE, MI. - Lorraine M. Nancarrow, age 91, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013, in the loving, comforting care of her family.
Born December 2, 1921 in Escanaba, a daughter of Peter and Nancy (Smith) Holmes, Lorraine was raised in Arnold and attended the Gwinn area schools. Following graduation, she married James Nancarrow in 1938 and together the couple established their home in Marquette and raised three children, Edith, James, and Thomas. For many years, Lorraine was employed as a food service supervisor at Northern Michigan University until her retirement. Throughout the years, Lorraine relied on two essential elements to make her life rich, fulfilling, and productive...her belief in God and in her family. She was very generous with her time and talent and always made sure everyone came before her own needs. Family was a priority and they often shared in her leisure activities whether it be her love of Country Music, dancing, playing the guitar, singing, playing cards, or admiring her adeptness at being a crack shot with a rifle. Lorraine's other activities involved her membership at the First United Methodist Church and her masonic affiliations with Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, and Daughters of the Nile.
Survivors include her daughter, Edith (Richard) DeMerse of Marquette; son, Tom (Gloria) Nancarrow of Marquette; her six grandchildren, Stuart DeMerse, Bob Nancarrow, Trisha Zeratsky, Bryan Nancarrow, Tara Nancarrow, and Kevin Nancarrow; five great-grandchildren, Joel DeMerse, Jain Patnode, Kassie DeMerse, Kira DeMerse and Kaidi DeMerse; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1992; a son, James Nancarrow; an infant son; a grandson, Richard DeMerse; a granddaughter, Jennifer Nancarrow; five brothers and seven sisters.
Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Friday, October 18, from 12:30 pm until the time of service at 1:30 pm. Rev. Alan Hanson will officiate. Burial will be made in the Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter), P.O. Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.
Condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com.