She was born, April 12, 1949, in Missoula, Mont., to Loyd A. and Bernice L. Pittsenbarger.
As a young girl she lived with her family, moving many times for her dad's road construction jobs. She attended 17 different schools in 12 years. She graduated from high school in Libby, Mont.
She met Donald Burrell, and they were married Jan. 10, 1970. They lived in the Moiese Valley, where they had two children. They moved to Dixon, Mont. in the summer of 1978 where they were active Grange members and square dancers.
In 1992 they moved to Thompson Falls, Mont. for job advancement for Don, and became a part of that community’s Grange. Lorraine became active in the seniors center, playing cards or bingo whenever she could, and although she couldn't dance anymore she liked to go to the square dances just to visit, watch and listen to the music.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she lovingly did all she could for her family and friends. She loved music and singing. her voice will be missed.
She is survived by her loving husband Don of Thompson Falls, her Daughter Kelly Durgeloh (Charlo) and her son Steve (Tina) Burrell (Trout Creek); her sister Betty Norton (Victor); 4 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren with another on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Loyd A. Pittsenbarger and Bernice L. Pittsenbarger Ward.
A graveside service where urn placement will take place is planned for Dec.2 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Missoula, and a memorial will be held in Thompson Falls on or around her birthday in April with specific times to be announced.
The family suggests memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 611 Ogden. Thompson Falls, MT 59873; or Thompson Falls Senior Center.