May 7, 1914 ~ July 17, 2007
(93) passed away July 17. She was born Loretta Murphy May 7, 1914 in Hoisington, Kansas, and married her husband Wayne in Great Bend, Kansas in 1937. The family moved to Wichita in 1941 and lived there for 15 years. The family then moved to California in 1956. She was employed in the Aerospace Industry working for both Boeing and North American- Rockwell. Loretta lived in the same house in Torrance for 50 years. To all who knew her she became a great friend and a great lady.
She was an active member of St James Catholic Church in Torrance and in her senior years was involved in NAIM, Catholic Golden Age and Company Calls at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wayne. She is survived by 3 sons, Richard, Robert (Dianne) & Stephen (Donna), 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with recitation of the rosary at Rice Mortuary in Torrance at 7:30 pm on Monday, July 30. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 31, followed by interment at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the Little Company of Mary Foundation for the Sister Terrence endowment, 4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, California 90503.
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