Cloud, Loretta Mary, a 65 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in Carson. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Loretta was 101 when she died. Loretta was a member of St. Anthony's Senior Club, Gardena Moose Lodge WOTM #30, V.F.W. Auxiliary Gardena and the Emblem Club of Gardena. She worked as a Telephone Operator and enjoyed Walking, Gardening and Bingo. Loretta also loved knitting items to sell for disabled and blind charities, helping others and was a fan of Johnny Mathis music. She is survived by her Son, Jerry Cloud of Sunnyvale, CA; Son, William (Bill) Cloud of Carson, CA; Granddaughter, Carol Cloud of Santa Cruz, CA; Grandson, Danny Cloud of Costa Mesa, CA; Granddaughter, Mary Cloud of Grass Valley, CA; Grandson, Mike Cloud of Boulder Creek, CA; and Granddaughter, Leslie Turner of Jackson Hole, WY., 5 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. Loretta was preceded in death by her Husband, Harlan Cloud, Mother, Laura Webber Bouvier, and Father, William Bouvier. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McMillan & McCormick Mortuary in Gardena on Friday February 2, 2007 from 4 to 8pm. The Service will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena on Saturday February 3 at noon. Burial will be private.

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  1. We all loved “Darby” Gram more than words can say. Although her eventual departure from this world was somewhat expected, it does not fill the enormous void that she leaves behind. A woman of high morals and great will and character, she was the centerpiece of this family. “Rest in peace Gram.” You deserve it! -Your always ever loving Grandson, Danny

  2. Grams left her home in PA to come to CA to help raise a ‘second’ family, after already raising 3 boys. I am SO LUCKY to have been in her life and her in mine. Nothing but smiles when I think of her. I miss her so much, but she will forever be in my heart.

  3. i thought you would walk to heaven, but found this way shorter. your wit and love will be sorely missed.there are many great peoplebut every one can be greatwho serves and loves others as you do mom. you are missed,love harlan

  4. What a GREAT…. GREAT.. Grandmother! Your sense of humor was delightful! Until the end you kept me and my family laughing so hard we’d cry. My head is filled with a lifetime of wonderful memories of you, from little things like walking the dog with you to bigger things like you insisting at age 85 that you accompany me and my then 4 year old to Disneyland. Darby Gram, May your love of people and life live on in all who knew you. Your Granddaughter, Mary

  5. My deepest sympathy to the Cloud Family. Grams was one very special lady and will be miseed. Being childhood friends with Leslie and Danny, I recall many memories with Grams. Grams will forever be in our memories and hearts. Love, Sheree

  6. No Person is Ever Truly Alone by Richard Fife No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts. And what they did, And who they were, Becomes a part of all that we are, Forever. God bless you, dear Gram. Love, Cheryl

  7. Deepest Sympathy to the Cloud Family Rest in peace and float with the clouds grand lady… Love, Sue, Tim, Patt & Martoranos

  8. Having met and known Loretta at the Gardena Moose Lodge through her son, William (Bill),I can only say God has brought home a lovely, caring soul who will be missed by all. She was a beautiful person in spirit and strength.

  9. While we are sorry for your loss we are happy for the 101 years God has allowed her to bless our lives. Not many can say they have survived that many years and still have their spunkiness! God Bless the family she has left behind! We loved you Loretta!

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