1922 - 2013
Tehachapi resident Lorraine Staley Platek departed from this life on March 14. Lorraine, 91, was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Billings, Mont., the daughter of Mary MacDougal and Joseph H. Staley.
Lorraine met her husband-to-be, Joe, while she served in the Unites States Army. They married and moved to California. Lorraine raised their son, Gary, while Joe worked in the L.A. County prison system as a cook.
Joe and Lorraine moved to Tehachapi in 1989. She always loved animals, collecting a few too many cats at one point. Lorraine is survived by her son, Gary Platek of Lagunitas. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Platek.
In remembrance of Lorraine, donations may be made to the Tehachapi Humane Society. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.