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  Name:
E. Lorraine Dowling

Dates:
Birth date: August 6, 1922
Death date: May 25, 2012

Obituary:
Dowling, E. Lorraine, 89 of Denver, Colorado, died May 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM.

She was born Elvera Lorraine Dobbelaire in Onamia, Minnesota, one of eight children of Sidonie and Peter Dobbelaire who came to the United States from Belgium in 1917. She graduated from Onamia High School.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Richard Lefly and by her second husband John Dowling who served in the US Air Force 30 years, served in Viet Nam War and retired with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in 1978. She traveled extensively on military assignments with her husband John Dowling going to Libya in North Africa, England, Germany and across the United States. She was married to him for 38 years.

Lorraine was known for her ready smile, friendly optimistic attitude and her quick wit. She is survived by her son, Thomas R. Lefly of Englewood, Colorado and her grandson, Elliott T. Lefly of Arvada, Colorado.

Visitation:
1:30 pm to 1:50 pm on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 1530 Logan Street Denver Colorado 80203 (map/driving directions)
Visitation/viewing.

Service:
2:00 pm on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 1530 Logan Street Denver Colorado 80203 (map/driving directions)
Funeral Mass.

Cemetery:
Graveside committal ceremony at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 4, 2012.Fort Logan National Cemetery 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver Colorado 80235 (map/driving directions)

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