Obituary of Lorenita Forster Weisenberg
Lorenita Forster Weisenberg passed in peace at home with two of her children present on Monday, Aug. 22, just one week before her 91st birthday.
Born in Los Angeles in 1925 to John and Lorraine Forster, she was the second of five children and a seventh generation Californian. She was a proud descendent of three prominent Southern Californian families, the Pico’s, the Del Valle’s, and the Forster’s. Lorenita learned of her family’s unique role in American history at the knees of her grandmothers. She eventually became the caretaker of the family’s history: both preserving cultural objects and educating her children and grandchildren about their heritage.
Lorenita was a creative, adventurous woman who was always dressed in colorful jewelry and a mischievous smile. She became an astrologer in 1969 and studied astrology and metaphysics for the rest of her life. She helped family, friends, and clients to better understand themselves through her very accurate horoscopes. Throughout her life, Lorenita wrote inspiring poetry, studied and charted her family’s lineage, and read as many books as she could get her hands on. Lorenita loved to travel with her friends and family and her husband, John. She was a loving matriarch: a keeper of the family’s history and a role model for how to live playfully and soulfully. Those who knew her were struck by her beauty, elegance and dignity.
She is survived by her children, Loren Gregory, Suzie (Brent) Daggett, John Weisenberg; and her grandchildren, Teresa (Larry) Babcock , Charles (Jean) Gregory, Johnny (Kim) Daggett, Anna Daggett; and her companion cat Louie.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years John Weisenberg; her sister Fleurette (Sister Lorraine Marie); her brother Jaime; as well as her parents.
A family celebration full of laughter and storytelling will be held during the Christmas season. Lorenita’s advice and wish for all is to have fun with life through creating and experiencing joy. We will remember and honor her with eternal love.
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