Lorain Whitford left us to join her lord and savior in Heaven on August 6, 2020.
Born and raised in West Seattle, the family later moved to Spokane where she attended secondary schools. She was in the first graduating class of Ferris High School in 1966.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Rex Benedict and Tom Benedict. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Wallace “Rusty” Whitford. They met at a Superbowl party and were married in June of 1976. She is also survived by her son, Matthew Benedict (Well), daughter Angelique Ashton (Gerrard), son Jesse Whitford (Beth), and grandchildren Alex Molina, Hannah Whitford, Molly Whitford, Zachariah Benedict, and Amaya Benedict.
She loved her vegetable and Herbal gardens as well as her orchard.
She was a highly skilled and accomplished knitter specializing in recent years in sweaters and afghans in reversible double knit, working from her own patterns and designs.
She was a dedicated herbalist, holding two degrees in herbal medicine and practicing healing with plants for over forty years.
She will be missed by family & friends, especially the friends of her bible study group and her friends in her beloved TOPS Club, Chapter # 1087, Lakewood, WA.
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