L. James

Lorrie was born May 9, 1960. She was suddenly called home by our Heavenly Father Feb. 18, 2017.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lorrie was raised in Vancouver, Wash. She graduated from Evergreen High in 1978, and went on to a very successful career as a licensed hearing instrument specialist in Portland and Keizer and finally Albany. She finally found her soul-mate and loving husband, Michael James, and they married January 7, 2011. She had no children of her own, but became an instant mother to Michael’s sons Stephen and Christopher, and grandmother to Jeffrey, Joshua, Larissa, Chris Jr., Robbie, Stephen Jr., David, Cody, and McKensi.

Lorrie and Michael both loved to travel which included 14 cruises in Europe, the Caribbean and many trips to Mexico. She had a passion for cooking and computer games, and had just joined the Keizer Elks Club and was learning to line dance. She was a member of Morning Star Church.

She will be missed by her many special friends as well as her hearing aid patients from Keizer and Albany.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael, and mother, Katherine. She is survived by father Curtis Schaeffer, sisters Sharon Green and Carolyn Woltman, brothers Randy and Roger, five nieces, seven nephews, six great-nephews, and four great-nieces.

A memorial service will be held at Morning Star Church in Salem on Saturday, March 11 at 2 p,m, and eulogized by Pastor Scott, who had officiated at her 2011 wedding to Michael.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to your local food bank.