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Lorraine "Gibby" Ann Benson (Smith)

October 1, 1939 - March 26, 2013

A potluck style Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 30, at the Sweet Home VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorrain’s name to the Humane Society.

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Lorraine “Gibby” Ann Benson, 73, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Tom and June (DeWitt) Smith.

Lorraine moved to Sweet Home from California in 1979 and lived in Sweet Home and Cascadia ever since. She always enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Her favorite flower was the fuchsia. Lorraine enjoyed spur-of-the-moment road trips or camping excursions and couldn’t resist a weekend of garage sales or spending hot days at the river. She cherished and loved her many friends, some that were with her for decades.

She is survived by: her father, Tom Smith, of California; daughters, Kimberly Kean, and husband Lewis Farrier of Nikiski, Alaska and Stephanie and husband Lee Aultman of Sweet Home; son, Turk and wife Tina Bright of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; sister, Lynn Morris of Eugene; grandchildren, Crystal and husband Jason Trent of Soldotna, Alaska, Alycia and husband Josh Hardin of Sweet Home, Robin, Rose, and James Farrier of Alaska, and Turk Bright, Jr., of Bonners Ferry; and many, many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, June Smith, and brother, Russell Smith.

A potluck style Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 30, at the Sweet Home VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorrain’s name to the Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.