Loraine E <I>Elmborg</I> Birch

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Loraine E Elmborg Birch

  • Birth 16 Aug 1918 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 1 Jan 2001 Colorado, USA
  • Burial Mitchell County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 60863263

Loraine E. Birch died January 1, 2001, at the Hospice of Metro Denver in Aurora as the result of a stroke which occurred March 28, 2000. She was 82 at the time of her death. She was born Loraine Elmborg on August 16, 1918, at Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1939. She taught high school at Osceola, Nebraska, and later worked for the National Park Service in the Omaha office.

Loraine was united in marriage to Will Birch on June 21, 1944. They lived in the Denver area most of their fifty-six years, where Loraine was a homemaker. In the 1970's the couple together owned and operated a motel in Walsenburg, Colorado, for four years.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist church, Denver, and Phi Mu sorority. One of Loraine's main interests was travel, and she and her husband traveled extensively in the United States and Western Europe.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kathleen, Portland, Oregon; a son, Martin, Louisville, Colorado; and two grandchildren, Elsa and Noah.

Memorial services were held January 9 at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Denver. Reverend James Harris officiated. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit. Inurnment will follow service in Scottsville Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Judy Simmons Lynch
  • Added: 30 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60863263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loraine E Elmborg Birch (16 Aug 1918–1 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60863263, citing Scottsville Cemetery, Mitchell County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Simmons Lynch (contributor 47283986) .