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Lorene Lee, 1918-2013

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Lorene Lee

Lorene Lee


Lorene Lee, a longtime resident of Tehachapi and a 27-year member of the Jehovah's Witness Church, passed away Jan. 30 at the age of 95. Lorene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother throughout her life. She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Cheek, Okla., to parents Perry and Susie Mae Graves.

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside. Brother Randy Henderson of the Jehovah’s Witness Church will be officiating the services.

Lorene married Lon W. Lee on Sept 19, 1934, in Ardmore, Okla. They went on to live in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and had seven children (Roger, William, Betty Sue, Frank, Ronnie, Shirley, and Donna) before moving to Tehachapi in 1959. Lorene had one sister, Frankie Smith, who preceded her in death, as well as her parents, husband, five of her children, and one grandchild. She is survived by son, Ronnie Lee; and daughter, Shirley Lee Allred of Tehachapi; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.

Lorene's family would like to thank Optimal Hospice and the Tehachapi Hospital staff for their great care and compassion for her in her last days.

Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

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