Lore Reichert Shotwell, a 50 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Torrance, CA. Born November 29, 1926 in Mangold Sall, Germany, she died at age 83. Lore became a U.S. citizen early in life, and was a Registered Nurse. She was employed at several VA hospitals, including Omaha and San Francisco, and later became head nurse at South Bay Hospital. Later she was head of ICU/CCU at another local hospital, then worked for the Red Cross, capping a 27 year career. Lore has been involved in raising African Violets and other indoor plants. She has been interested in music, was a skilled ballroom dancer, a voracious reader, and has enjoyed blackjack in Las Vegas whenever possible. She was a very smart lady. Lore is survived by her son, Gordon Shotwell of Hawthorne, CA; grandson, Justin Shotwell-Samuels of Orlando, FL; and best friend and long-time love David Williams of Hawthorne, CA. She leaves sisters Arlene Thibodeau of Westminster, CA; and Gertrude Freese of Denison, IA as well as countless cousins, nieces, and nephews, here and in Germany. She is loved by all, and may God comfort her and the rest of us. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Karl Reichert. The Funeral Service will be held in the Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow.

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  1. Gordy & Dave: Lore was such a sweet lady & sure enjoyed her trips here to Las Vegas over the years. Her suffering is over & she is in God’s hands in a better place. I know your lives were better for having her in them! May God bless all of you & especially Lore.

  2. We are all blessed to have known her, she always brought a smile and a laugh. God bless and comfort you both Gordon and Dave.

  3. Gordy and Dave, My thoughts and prayers are with the both of you and all your relatives. Lore always greeted me with a beautiful smile and asked me how my family and I were doing. Lore will be missed. Always remember Lore good heart and the fun times that the each of you had with her. Sincerely, Chris

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone especially Dave and Gordon. She will be missed by all of us with all our love. God bless you Lore.

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