Lorraine Anita Faubion Carr, born July 20, 1943, in Bassett, Nebraska, passed away in Conroe, Texas, on September 21, 2017, at the age of 74.
Lorraine had many gifts. Her humor, wit, and creativity were among them. She worked as a teacher of English, speech, and drama for several years before leaving to help her husband start and run their successful automotive paint and supply business. Lorraine took over as editor of the senior adult newsletter Afterglow after the passing of her mother, Donna. Through the newsletter she touched so many lives with her editorials and inspirational writings.
Lorraine’s flair for the dramatic was evident in her many performances. As a young girl, she memorized Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches the Egg and performed it from memory to countless children, enhanced by her dramatic faces and silly voices for every character.
Lorraine had a special bond with each of her children and raised them to have a strong faith in the Lord and in family. Lorraine loved playing games with her family, but they hated playing with her because she usually won! One of her favorite things was to gather all the family around the piano or guitar and sing hymns.
Lorraine brought music to every life she touched. As a child, she began singing at church tent revivals with her parents. She loved to praise the Lord with music and taught her children to sing and harmonize. She enjoyed singing with her husband, Charles, and helped many people worship through song. Those who knew her best knew that she was always humming a tune that sometimes only she would recognize.
But in all these things, most memorable about Lorraine is her love for the Lord and her passion for bringing others to know Him.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Donna Faubion, and her husband, Charles Malon. She is survived by her loving children: Wes and Sharene Carr, Julie and Michael Garza, and Becky and Tony Riggs; by her cherished grandchildren, Brittney and Eric Udell, Arron, Ryan, and Jason Riggs, and Ethan and Liana Garza; and her great-grandchild, Brady Udell.