Lorene Waller

Lorene Waller died Nov. 6, 2022. Lorene was born in Bluehole, Ky., on Jan. 7, 1932.

Lorene married Allen Waller on Oct. 8, 1950. Lorene was an active member of the Yucaipa Valley Presbyterian Church. She and her husband belonged to the Yucaipa Square Dance Club for many years. They were members of the Desert Bounders RV Club and enjoyed many cross country trips in their motorhome together. She worked many years for Millers Optometry in Yucaipa.

Lorene was a very talented lady with many gifts. She was an avid crafter. She enjoyed many hobbies that included sewing, crocheting, knitting, cake decorating, but her passion was always baking. She was known for her amazing cookie trays she made every year at Christmas for her family and friends.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses; Richard (Cheryl) Waller of Yucaipa, Karla (Jeff) Cathcart of Elk Grove, and Kevin (Kim) Waller of Elk Grove. She is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and her two sisters, Edna Mae Thomas of Angels Camp, and Georgia Craft (Alton) of Bright, Ind. Lorene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Allen, her brother Ray Brumley and her grandson, Brian Waller.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. There will be a private internment at Desert Lawn Mortuary on Jan. 6, 2023.