Obituary: Lorraine DeSomber |

Obituary: Lorraine DeSomber

Lorraine DeSomber died peacefully on February 12, 2014.

Lorraine was born in Philadelphia PA on June 21, 1940. She moved to California in 1972. She met her husband, Herman DeSomber, in San Jose and was married on November 7, 1978. They moved to South Lake Tahoe three years later.

She was known for her love of holidays and created many hand sewn crafts. Her home was always beautifully decorated for every holiday season. She especially loved Christmas and spent many hours creating beautiful hand crafted Christmas decorations for crafts fairs. She also baked the best cookies her family will ever taste.

Lorraine loved football and could be heard yelling loudly on Sunday afternoons. She was very passionate about her favorite team, the Eagles.

Lorraine was also very involved with her church, St. Theresa Catholic Church. She sang faithfully every Saturday in the folk choir. Her beautiful voice will be missed.

Lorraine loved to take walks with her husband and really loved dancing. One of her favorite times was taking a ballroom dancing class at the community college. She was especially proud of the degree she earned at age 53 from the community college.

She is survived by her husband, Herman DeSomber, her beloved children, Kim Jennings, Helmut Mlynsky, Sean Mlynsky, Noel Mlynsky, Heather Poire, and Jason Mlynsky, 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on March 8, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Lorraine DeSomber.

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