Lorraine Ellen Quiram

May 23, 1925 - February 13, 2013

Lorraine Ellen Quiram

May 23, 1925 - February 13, 2013


Lorraine Ellen Quiram was born on May 23, 1925 in Bellingham, Washington, to Gilbert and Marie Barr. She attended school in Bellingham and graduated Bellingham High School in 1943, and then attended college and worked locally. She then met and married Bernie Quiram on June 1, 1958.

In the late 60’s she began working at the Fisher Elementary School in Lynden, Washington, as the “lunch lady” and continued working there for the next 26 years. She enjoyed this work very much, and the children could never remember her name so she told them all to just call her “grandma”. Even after she retired, folks would come up to her and remembered her as “grandma”.

After she retired she enjoyed spending time gardening, quilting, and doing needlework. She passed away peacefully on February 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie, who passed away on November 30, 2012. She is survived by her children, Don Bailey, Tim Quiram, Tammy Quiram- Schinske, and Teresa Williams; her four grandchildren, Al, Erin, Shannon and Tegan; and her great granddaughter Karmen.

The family would like to thank all her caregivers who took such great care of her, and also the Hospice nurses who made her final days comfortable.

Farewell Tribute Information

A time of fellowship will be on Tuesday February 19, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 858 West Smith Road, Bellingham, Washington. Memorials may be made to Whatcom County Hospice.

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5 responses to Lorraine Ellen Quiram

  1. I am so sorry for your loss of both your mom and dad. I always enjoyed talking to them. I last talked to your dad at the Nursing home. I know they will be missed. May you sense God’s love peace, and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. bonnie says:

    Lorraine was a wonderful, kind, patient and good natured lady who was loved by a great many people. She will be missed so much.

  3. Rita Perry says:

    To the loving Daughters,Sons,Family & Friends,may I offer my sympathy in the painful loss of your dear Lorraine.She was a very kind-hearted person & will be long-remembered by all who knew and loved her thru her life. Please take comfort & hope in the bible Verses that follow: Isaiah25:8 “HE WILL ACTUALLY SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER,AND THE SOVEREIGN LORD JEHOVAH WILL CERTAINLY WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES”

  4. Dear Tim and the rest of the family–so sorry about your loss. your mom was so special in many ways–even near the end when I was able to talk to her on the phone and visited her.–She helped out our charity(Helping Hands for Babies) with beautiful crocheted baby sweater outfits–she had so many talents–and was loved by so many-. May God Bless her now with peace and rest. Love, your next door neighbor from years ago–Elaine Hamstra Nyhoff

  5. don says:

    mom is missed very munch , a very kind and loving mother, I miss her alot.

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