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Loriane Ames Lewis

Saturday, May 7, 2022, “Hurricane” Loraine Ames Lewis of Tacoma passed away at the age of 85 years.

Saturday, May 7, 2022, “Hurricane” Loraine Ames Lewis of Tacoma passed away at the age of 85 years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ed Alkire (Susan Alkire), Lorie McDowell (Doug McDowell), three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Walter Lewis of 28 years; first husband Vance Alkire; brother, George Ames and her parents, Spencer and Gladys Ames.

Loraine was born in Bremerton, Washington. At the age of 18, she married Vance Alkire and relocated to Grays Harbor County. She was a den mother, PTA member, member of the Wishkah Homemakers and Grays Harbor Banjo Band. Her working experience included Kress department store and many years as an office assistant in an optical office. Loraine later divorced, remarried, moved to Tacoma and continued playing the banjo with the Tacoma Banjo Club.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Hospital for their care and compassion.

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