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Anna "Lorraine" Greenlaw Caulfield
25 October 1919 - 8 November 2007
Lorraine was born 25 October 1919 at the family farm, Cold Spring Dairy on Clover Creek Road in the area known as Spanaway, Pierce, Washington near Salsich Junction (Frederickson). She was the forth child born to Loren Thomas Greenlaw and Anna Marie Luella Kuper. She grew up on the dairy farm surrounded by her two older brothers, Alfred and Vernon and her two sisters, Evelyn and Lucile with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She attended Clover Creek School and graduated the eighth grade.
She married Phillip Daniel Caulfield in 1938 and they began to raise their family in Sumner, Pierce, Washington. Daniel Lee was born first in 1940 and Sherrie Ann was born in 1942.
The Caulfield family moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1950, when Phil took a federal job with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an airplane mechanic. Phil would become the chief mechanic for the BLM in Anchorage before he retired in 1977.
Lorraine dedicated herself to helping family and friends and could be counted upon to provide selfless service to people in need. She helped her community in providing physical therapy to polio victims in the 1950's. She helped with her sister's four sons, while Evelyn was sick and in hospital in Tacoma, Washington during the summer of 1955.
After the 1964 Alaska earthquake, she helped get hot food to hundreds of people in the Anchorage area with the Danny's Delight concession truck. Her son, Dan had brought the truck up to Alaska to use at the various fairs in the area. It was equipped with a electrical generator, grill, deep fryer, refrigerator and soft ice cream machine. The truck was used for hundreds of hours to feed tens of thousands of hot meals through the Salvation Army.
Obituary from Anchorage Daily News on 11 November 2007
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