Loraine B. Whittemore
Loraine B. Whittemore, 94, passed away in Bryan, TX, on July 2, 2022. She was born to the late Elven and Mona Porche Brooks on April 11, 1928, in Kennedy, Texas.
In 1945 Loraine graduated from high school in Leakey, Texas and in 1950, she graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College,From 1950 -1953, Loraine taught Home Economics in Laredo, Texas. On October 17, 1953, Loraine married Kenneth B. Whittemore, whose career was a pilot in the US Air Force. The early years of their marriage brought them four children: John Michael, Karen Marie (deceased as newborn,) David Mark, and Paul Steward. During these early years, Loraine devoted herself to her young family and to her husband’s Military career, for which she received numerous awards for her volunteer service. By 1966, Loraine and family had moved to Lockhart, where she taught Home Economics and Vocational Academics from 1967—1969. When Kenneth was transferred to Laredo in 1969, Loraine became a counselor there at United High School until 1972, Returning to Lockhart in 1972 and earning her master’s degree in Guidance and counselling. She was employed as a counselor at Lockhart High School until her retirement in 1990. After retirement, Loraine enjoyed her grandchildren, researching her family’s genealogy, and collecting dolls. Loraine never forgot her many students and enjoyed staying in touch with many of them, shoe in turn remembered her caring and dedicated guidance.
Loraine is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Karen, and her brother and sister Jerry Brooks and Peggy Kelley.
Loraine is survived by husband of 69 years, Kenneth, her sons Jon Whittemore and wife Blanche of Bryan, Texas, David Whittemore of Abilene, Texas and Paul Whittemore and wife Stephanie of Lewisville, Texas and her sister Marion Brooks of Austin, Texas.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Chris, Wendy, Steven, Joanie and Kate Whittemore, Christina Baker, Katherine Whittemore, Sophia Whittemore, and Kyle and Ethan Whittemore and 9 great grandchildren.
The Whittemore family will receive friends beginning at 9 AM until 10AM at McCurdy Funeral home on Friday July 8th, 2022 with burial to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, TX.