Lorraine Prue Swenson, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on August 31, 2023, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She was born on November 25, 1928, in Middlefield, Connecticut. Lorraine lived a remarkable life, spanning 94 years, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Lorraine dedicated many years of her life to her work as a Secretary with Immaculata Catholic School. Her commitment and professionalism left a lasting impact on the school community, and she was greatly admired for her contributions.
Throughout her life, Lorraine found solace and comfort in her faith. She was an active member of the Woman’s Guild at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she found joy in serving others and fostering a sense of community. Additionally, Lorraine was a member of Carol City Treasures, where she formed cherished friendships and shared many memorable moments.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Ernest N. Swenson, as well as her father, Delroy Prue, and her mother, Blanche Hudon Prue. She was also preceded in death by her seven brothers: Bernard, Donald, Leonard, Charles, Nelson, William, and Thomas Prue, and her four sisters: Dorothy Tyc, Virginia Konefal, Patricia Damiata, and Eileen Day. While we mourn her loss, we find solace in knowing that she has been reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her.
Lorraine leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her daughter, Amy J. Swenson Hussey of Crawfordville, FL, and her three sons: Neal E. Swenson and wife Karen D. Nelson Swenson of Clinton, TN, Keith E. Swenson and wife Tonie L. Champeau Swenson of Norman, OK, and Steven D. Swenson of Hendersonville, NC. Lorraine is also survived by her brother Robert Prue and wife Shirley Roguski Prue of Tampa, FL.
Lorraine’s memory will live on through her fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She holds a special place in the hearts of all her family members and leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends who will cherish the memories they shared with her.
As we bid farewell to Lorraine Prue Swenson, we remember her as a woman of unwavering strength, kindness, and grace. Her legacy of love and dedication will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in eternal peace.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, September 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville, NC
In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital – Jimmy Everest Center, 1200 N. Children’s Ave., Suite 10A
Oklahoma City, OK 73104