July 25, 1940 - February 2, 2017
Resided in Albany, OR
After her divorce in 1980, Lonnie started her own business and quickly became one of the most talented and respected wallpaper hangers in Albany. She retired in 2002 from a career that she loved. In 1982, Lonnie found happiness with her best friend and future husband Larry Stevens, whom she married in 1992. Lonnie and Larry enjoyed home improvement projects, gardening, canning, traveling and taking care of each other for 35 years.
For more than 40 years, Lonnie loved playing bunko with her group of friends. She enjoyed many wonderful friendships in her lifetime including Shirley Bilyeu, Sharon Reid and Dianne Sims who have been long-time friends for 40 to 60 years. Lonnie loved her church and the church family. For her entire life she was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church. Lonnie was a talented homemaker and wonderful cook. Lonnie loved to sing and did so beautifully. She played the trumpet and really loved Elvis. For 13 years Lonnie volunteered for Meals-on- Wheels.
Lonnie is survived by her loving husband, Larry Stevens, three of her four children, Donna Hallock of Montesano, WA, Vance Hallock of Rochester, MN, and Patti Boyd and her husband Don of Snoqualmie, WA; and two step children Rick Stevens and Melody Sass. Lonnie loved and adored her nine grandchildren; Stacia, Dylan, Christina, Raylyn, Katelyn, Nathan, Brianna, Nicholas and Aaron; and seven great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Rhyko, David, Nyla, Alexander, Raina and Liam. She is also survived by her sister, Dani White; three nieces Sharri, Lorri, and Kippi; and two nephews Terry and Kenny. Lonnie's youngest son Rodney died as a result of a car crash in 1981. He was 15.
Lonnie passed away on February 2nd surrounded by her family and in celebration of a wonderful life as a wife, mother, and grandmother. A funeral service is planned for Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 2pm at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Albany. In lieu of flowers, Lonnie asked that donations be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1556, Albany, OR 97321.
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Albany, OR US 97322