Lorraine Joyce Williams
Oct. 25, 1959 – Sept. 8, 2018
Lorraine Joyce Williams, 58, died on Sept. 8, 2018.
She passed away peacefully at home with her husband and friend Dawn Hagen, her family wrote.
In the months preceding her death she was tenderly cared for by her husband Darren, mother-in law Joyce Williams, and friends, Andrea Vargas, Jodi Andrews, and Dawn Hagen.
Lorraine was born in San Mateo, California, Oct. 25, 1959 to Bill and Mary McGhee. Lorraine was raised in Thousand Oaks Ca. It was an idyllic childhood, with loving parents and sisters, Joan, and Faye. She attended local Baptist church, and learned to love Jesus. Lorraine graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1977.
Moving to Homer Alaska, she attended and graduated from Alaska Bible Institute in 1985. That same year she married her husband Darren Williams. She moved back to California in 1987, where she became an adored worship leader with a wonderful community of friends. Lorraine was sent back to Homer in 1999 with Darren to start Calvary Chapel of Homer (now Refuge).
Lorraine loved Homer and soon started her cartoon series “You Know You’re In A Small Town When,” appearing in the Homer News weekly. Anybody who knew Lorraine was soon immortalized with a personal cartoon. She also taught piano for 25 years, with many adoring students, whose lives were permanently impacted. Lorraine was a loved artist, teacher, and worship leader. She had many adventures and was loved by so many. She was on a never ending spiritual journey that impacted all she came in contact with. She is now being transformed into her “real life.”
Lorraine had a 15-year battle with cancer, and became a warrior, teaching many, even her doctors with all her research.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Mary McGhee.
She is survived by her husband, Darren, and sisters, Joan and Faye.
A memorial service, officiated by good friend, Pastor Roni Klepadlo, will be held at Refuge, 397 East Pioneer Ave. Saturday Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. All are welcome, and are encouraged to bring a finger food dish to share.
There is an account set up at Wells Fargo for Lorraine under “Lorraine Williams memorial fund.”