Loretta Joyce “Lorie” <I>Hector</I> Okel

Loretta Joyce “Lorie” Hector Okel

Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Death 5 Feb 2015 (aged 77)
Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington, USA
Burial Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Plot Section S, Lot 164, Grave 4
Memorial ID 142429411 · View Source
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Lori married James David Okel on 23 May 1959 in Clark County, Neveda.

December 26, 1937 ~ February 5, 2015

Loretta "Lorie" Joyce (Hector) Okel passed away at her home this past Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 in the evening as her husband, James "Jim" Okel attended her; which he had done for the duration of her cancer struggle. Lorie and Jim were married 55+ years, starting their life together in Southern California and in 1980 moving to their long-time home in Battle Ground, Washington.

Lorie was preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Chester A. Hector, and other family members dear to her heart with whom she is looking forward to the grandest "family reunion" ever in heaven.

Mourning the loss of our wife, mother, and grandmother are her husband, Jim Okel; son, Mark Okel and daughter- in-law, Barbara Okel; daughter, Pamela Hargrove and son- in-law, Steve Hargrove; granddaughters, Kaitee Okel and Sarah Hargrove; grandson, Erik Okel; two sisters, Jeannette Montana and Rita Low and brother-in-law, Richard Low. "Aunt Lorie" will also be missed by nieces and nephews, Shelly Escobar, Jeff Melson, Corey Peters and Brett Peters. Numerous extended family members, friends and neighbors were especially dear to her life.

Lorie's passion and legacy is the 35+ years of genealogical research completed for her mother's (Coffee/West) family and her father's (Hector) family. In recent years, she published a book compilation for each of these family histories. She was a member of the Clark County Genealogical Society in Vancouver, Washington for which she was a noted instructor and long-time member.

Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home was charged with Lorie's arrangements and the family invited anyone wishing to pay their respects at the Viewing on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 302 W. 11th St., Vancouver, WA 98660.

Graveside services were on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Park Hill Cemetery, 5915 East Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA, to which the family welcomed all friends.

Published in The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington on February 10, 2015

Family Members


"OKEL / Loretta J. / Dec 5, 1937 - Feb 5, 2015 / Beloved Wife / and Mother // James D. / Dec 3, 1936 -xxxxxxx / Beloved Husband / and Father"

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  • Maintained by: Leanne M. Meyer
  • Originally Created by: Kay Hawkins Melroy
  • Added: 10 Feb 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142429411
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loretta Joyce “Lorie” Hector Okel (26 Dec 1937–5 Feb 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142429411, citing Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Leanne M. Meyer (contributor 47177893) .