M. Lorraine Meyer, 84, of Post Falls, Idaho went home to her Lord and Savior on Oct. 25, 2012.
Born to John and Helen Weaser, June 28, 1928 in Molson, she spent most of her childhood growing up in Oroville. On June 27, 1948 she married Grant Rainsberry. Together they had four children and were active in the life of the Oroville community as members of Oroville First Baptist Church, the American Legion and IOOF lodges.
Her life was all about loving – loving first her Savior, then her family and numerous friends. She kept those she loved close to her heart and was diligent about staying in touch with everyone she met along the way.
She was married to Paul Anderson for a short while after the passing of Grant. Following Paul’s death, she married John Meyer of Spokane. Together they lived a fulfilling life of retirement – traveling for many years to Arizona for the winter months and living in the Couer D’Alene area the rest of the year. They made their final move in 2010 to the Garden Plaza Retirement Center, where they were active residents. Married for 28 years, John and Lorraine found great joy in connecting with friends and family, participating in social events, and being involved in the life of their church, Emmanuel Baptist of Coeur d’Alene.
Lorraine found immense blessings in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, John Meyer of Post Falls, Idaho; her sons: John (Nancy) of Ellensburg and Nick of Spokane; her daughters: Peggy (Frank Jones) of Clarkston and Deanna (Verle Rowton) of Molson; stepson Steve (Judy) of Kansas City, Mo.; and stepdaughter Donna (Harold Kellums) of Spokane; grandchildren: Sonjia, Carrie, Caitilin, Laura, Michelle, Scott, Brian, Andy, Lisa, Jake, Luke; step-grandchildren: Nathan, Rochelle, Nicholas; brother Eugene (Ida) Weaser of Kellogg, Idaho; sister Jeannie Lindsey of Republic, Wash.; sister-in-law Donna (Virgil Forney) of Yakima, Wash.; brother-in law Wallace Rainsberry of Roseburg, Ore.; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Grant, Paul, her parents and six brothers.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Couer d’Alene, Idaho and Nov. 3, 11 a.m. at Oroville Free Methodist Church in Oroville, with internment to follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Oroville.