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Lorraine Carl

Sunday, July 28, 2013 marked the passing of Lorraine

Harris Carl, our beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother

who lived her life in the spirit and character

of her Grass Valley pioneer ancestors. Lorraine’s maternal

grandparents established the Woods’ Ranch which is now

the site of Lyman Gilmore School. Her paternal grandfather,

W.D. Harris, was for many years the City Clerk of

Grass Valley, owner of Harris and Sons on Main St., and a

founding member of the Grass Valley Cornish Choir.

Born September 29, 1919 at home in Grass Valley,

Calif. to Angelo and Cora Woods Harris, she lived almost

her entire 93 years happily in the same neighborhood near

Bell Hill School.

Lorraine grew up in an era when her neighborhood

after school baseball games were routinely joined by miners

returning home from their morning shifts. She expressed

great pride in her fielding abilities as a shortstop in the local

woman’s softball league.

Lorraine was a hairdresser at Broadway Beauty in

Nevada City during the 1940s. She married Norman Carl

in Grass Valley on May 19, 1945 and devoted herself to the

care and nurturing of her two children and elderly family

members. She was a life member of the Aurora Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star and a 50 year member of Native

Daughters of the Golden West.

She is predeceased by her parents, Angelo and Cora

Woods Harris; brothers, Charles and Lorin “Bro” Harris

and her husband, Norman Carl.

Her memory is retained in the hearts of her family;

son, Frank Carl and wife Barbara of Bend, Oregon;

daughter, Helen Martini and husband Jerry of Grass Valley;

granddaughters, Caryn Charpier and husband John Lawrence

of Seattle, Washington, Danielle Walsh and husband

Richard of Berkley, Calif., Celeste Koval and husband Tim

of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson, Evan Martini of Grass

Valley; great grandchildren, Audrey, Alexis and Isaac Koval,

Vivienne and Nicolas Lawrence and Ezra Walsh.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday,

August 12 at Greenwood Cemetery in Grass Valley. In

lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and

Weaver Mortuary.

September 29, 1919 - July 28, 2013


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