JANUARY 13, 1997
Louise Lynch Fikes, 71, of Woodinville, formerly of Redmond, passed away at The Care Center at Kelsey Creek on Sunday, January 5, 1997. At her request, no services will be held.
Mrs. Fikes was born on July 4, 1925, in Hempstead, Texas, the daughter of Sam and Carolyn Lynch. She was raised and went to school in Rosebud, Texas. She married Elby (Smokey) Fikes on March 13, 1944 in Rosebud. For many years, she traveled the United States with her husband in his line of work as a pipe liner.
The Fikes settled in Redmond, Washington, in 1962, where they continued to raise their three children. Louise opened the children's clothing store, "Kim's for Kids," in 1966, which she ran until her retirement in 1986. For the last six years, Louise was lovingly cared for at home by her husband. Louise will always be remembered as a woman of grace and style with a kind, loving soul.
She is survived by her husband Smokey, of Woodinville; her children, Phyllis Boyd of Redmond, Lynch Fikes of Kent, and Candy Duncan of Woodinville; five grandchildren, Kimberly Blake, Michael and Larissa Duncan, and Julie and Jodi Fikes; in addition to four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Maverick Blake, and Brianna and Tayler Fikes. The family suggests rememberances be made to The Alzheimer's Association.
A memorial service was held Jan. 9 at the Redmond Presbyterian Church for Joan Anita Lorenzen. Inurnment was at the Novelty Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Lorenzen, 57, died Dec. 12, 1996 at Evergreen Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1939 in New York City. Despite growing up in the Bronx, Mrs. Lorenzen's love of animals led her to Cornell University where she met and married Carl Julius Lorenzen in 1960. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1962 from Cornell. She was one of only two women in her class.
The Lorenzen family moved to Redmond in 1973. Mrs. Lorenzen began working at the Woodinville Veterinary Hospital in 1974 and then purchased the practice in 1975.
She also spent a number of years as a leader for the Hollywood Hilltoppers 4-H Club. In recent years, she discovered square dancing and joined the Square Crows. She also was a member of the Evergreen Hospital Community Advisory Board and the Redmond Presbyterian Church.
Other memberships included the Cornell Alumni Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association.
Mrs. Lorenzen is survived by daughters, Ellen Lorenzen of Redmond, Julie Reznick of Fall City, and Carol Lorenzen of Clay Center, Nebraska; sister, Susan Peterson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; mother, Julia Peterson of Laguna Hills, California; and aunt, Helmi Saunders of Laguna Hills, California.
Memorials may be made in the name of Joan Anita Peterson Lorenzen, class of 1962, to Cornell University; College of Veterinary Medicine; Office of Public Affairs; T6-030 Box 39; Ithaca, NY 14853-6401.