Lorraine (Pollock) BraderApril 23, 1919 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 98)
Lorraine Pollock Williams Brader, 98, passed away July 18, 2017 in Sierra Vista where she had resided for the past year. Lorraine, who was born in Kanarraville, Utah in 1919 had been in declining health the past few years and peacefully passed from this life from natural causes. She is survived by her sons Gerald, of Benson, and Jack, of Sierra Vista, 14 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Lorraine was raised on a dry land farm just south of Kanarraville, one of 14 children. The family was dirt poor, but Lorraine was full of stories of the good times she and her siblings had growing up on the farm.
In her mid-teens, she moved to southern Cali. to live with an older sister and finish high school. She also worked there as a nanny and after graduating high school attended junior college before moving back to Kanarraville. Shortly after returning to Utah she married Jack M. (J M) Williams and moved to Hurricane. In February 1940 their first son, Jack was born, followed in the next two years by two more sons, Gerald in 1941, and Blaine, who was born in 1942 and passed away when he was 8 years old.
Lorraine and J M lived in Hurricane, Utah, Seattle, Washington, Ft. Hancock, Texas, Willcox Ariz. and Tucson, Ariz. while raising their family. In Tucson Lorraine began working at a school cafeteria to help support the family, and became a cafeteria manager. She became active in the state school food service organization.
After J M passed away in 1962, Lorraine remarried twice, to William Schreiner and Louis Brader, and was widowed twice more. After Louis’ passing she moved to Thatcher where she became involved in service opportunities in the LDS Church, the Safford Women’s Club, The Democratic Party, and other community organizations. She was named to the Governor’s Commission on the Elderly. She was able to spend time with her grandchildren in Thatcher and to travel to Utah to visit Gerald’s family.
During her lifetime she enjoyed travelling. She took trips to Scotland and Hawaii as well as to many places in the continental United States.
She moved to Benson in 2001 and enjoyed her independence and her peaceful life there until physical and mental disabilities made it necessary for her to move to Sierra Vista in the summer of 2016 where she remained until her recent passing.
Lorraine’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 at the St. David Stake Center, 381 North Pomerene Road, Benson, Ariz., with visitation at 10 a.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 at the Hurricane, Utah Cemetery.
Arrangements are being taken care of by Richardson’s Remembrance Center, Benson.