Loraine Hess, 94 of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Graveside Services are scheduled for 12 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Northlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Seth Seale of Bible Baptist Church in Sunray, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Loraine was born on August 3, 1922 in Mayfield, OK to Charles Perry and Mary Edna (Wilsey) Smith. She graduated from Stillwater High School at the top of her class. She later attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University on a basketball scholarship. She was united in marriage to W.T. Hess on August 16, 1941 in Oklahoma; he preceded her in death in 2012 after over 70 years of marriage. The couple moved to Dumas in 1956 where they would build their life. Loraine loved to fish and spend time in Eagle's Nest with W.T. She loved her kids and grandkids, especially cooking for them. She was the epitomy of a mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Street Church of Christ and will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters: Anne and Bert; and a grandson Shane Hess.
She was survived by her sons: Gary Hess and wife Evelyn of Bedford, TX, Eddy Hess and wife Cyndy of Amarillo, TX; daughter: Thurmelda Moore and husband Ladin of Amarillo, TX; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.