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Lora Kring Roach
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1907
Papalote
Bee County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2005
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Lora Kring Roach, 97, died on March 2, 2005. She was born to Peter and Annie Carlisle Kring in Papalote, TX, and married Arthur Roach in 1930. They made Corpus Christi their home for 64 years until they moved to the Incarnate Word Retirement Community in 1994. Until the end, Lora was a dedicated worker in a variety of church and charity organizations, never failing to respond to a call for help. She was also deeply devoted to her family, performing thousands of acts of kindness with exquisite love. She was preceded in death by Arthur, her husband of 68 years, as well as by her children Michael and Kathleen. She is survived by daughters Beatrice Fagan, Evelyn Roach, and Nora Zepeda (adopted) of San Antonio, by Pat & Margaret Roach of Austin, 14 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass and burial were held in Corpus Christi. A memorial and rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 pm, at the Incarnate Word Motherhouse Chapel.
San Antonio Express-News, 3/7/2005
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Lora Kring Roach, 97, died on March 2, 2005, in San Antonio. Born in Papalote on August 7, 1907, to Peter M. and Annie B. Carlisle Kring, Lora grew up in Papalote and Skidmore. After finishing high school in Skidmore, she moved to Corpus Christi to attend business school. In 1930, she married Arthur C. Roach. They made their home in Corpus Christi until they moved to the Incarnate Word Retirement Community in San Antonio in 1994. 'Mamaw' was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was deeply involved in her five children's activities during their school years. She was also the family's chief baker and pie maker. Over the years, she made enough banana bread and brown sugar brownies to feed an army of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At age 90 she baked 5 pies for the family Thanksgiving dinner. Anytime the grandchildren and great-grandchildren visited, if she wasn't in the kitchen, she was playing Pokeno or Dominoes with them. A longtime member of the Cathedral, St. Patrick's, and St. Pius X parishes in Corpus Christi, she was active in a variety of church organizations and activities. For many years she worked in the Spohn Hospital gift shop as a volunteer, a position she continued at the Incarnate Word Retirement Community. Whenever a relative, a friend, or a neighbor was in need of help, she never failed to respond. She was preceded in death by Arthur, her husband of 68 years, as well as by her son Michael and daughter Kathleen. She is survived by two daughters, Bea Fagan and Evelyn Roach of San Antonio, one son, Pat and wife Margaret Roach of Austin, 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 'adopted' daughter Nora Zepeda, 4 sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2005 at Maxwell Dunne Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. Recitation of the rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Pius X Catholic Church in Corpus Christi on Saturday March 5, 2005 at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Seaside Memorial Park on Ocean Drive. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren: Jeanne Fagan LaMontagne, Peggy Fagan Harkins, Kevin Fagan, Nan Fagan Patterson, Brian Fagan, Lori Fagan McDonough, Will Fagan, Mark P. Roach, Chris Roach, Kelly Roach Tagle, Megan Roach Plant, David Roach, Patrick Michael Roach, and Courtenay Roach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Pleasanton (TX) Express, 3/10/2005
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 Parents:
  Peter Milton Kring (1879 - 1946)
  Annie Beatrice Carlisle Kring (1881 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Arthur C. Roach (1905 - 1998)*
 
 Children:
  Kathleen Roach (1947 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mabyl Kring Thompson (1905 - 1996)*
  Lora Kring Roach (1907 - 2005)
  J. Lester Kring (1917 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Seaside Memorial Park
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: W AYO
Originally Created by: Judy B. Forgos
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81052755
Lora <i>Kring</i> Roach
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-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 22, 2013
Flowers for you dear cousin.
- W AYO
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011

- Judy B. Forgos
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011
 
 
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