Jay Dee Lorenzen



(September 28, 1942 - June 27, 1995)


The Lusk Herald
July 12, 1995


Jay Dee Lorenzen

Jay Dee Lorenzen, 52, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died suddenly of heart failure at the local hospital on June 27, 1995

He was born September 28, 1942, in Lusk, the youngest of three children to George D. (Bud) and Maxine L. (Bowen) Lorenzen. His family moved to LaGrande, Ore., a short time after his birth.

He graduated from LaGrande High School in 1960, then served in the National Guard while attending Northwest Christian College and Eastern Oregon College.

He married Linda Rae Kuhn on September 1, 1963, in LaGrande and they lived in Eugene, Ore., and Longview, Wash., prior moving to The Dalles in1997.

He had been service manager of Ray Schultens Ford and for the past 15 years was employed by Wasco Electric Cooperative.

He was an avid bicycler and a member of the First Christian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon, choir member and teacher. He enjoyed his family, hunting and outdoor activities.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Rae of The Dalles; a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Lisa, Scott and Kathleen Albrecht of Dallesport, Ore.; a son, Jeff of Portland, Ore.; his mother, Maxine Lorenzen of La Grande, Ore. and a brother and his wife, Terry and Marlene Lorenzen of Corvallis, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his father in October of 1989 and a sister, Jan, in April 1981

Memorial services were held at First Christian Church in The Dalles, Ore., on Friday, June 30, with Pastor Hal Glover officiating. Graveside services were Saturday, July 1, in Summerville, Ore. with Irwin Smutz officiating.

Memorials may be made to Columbia Gorge College Foundation Scholarship Fund sent in care of Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home, 1100 Kelly Ave. The Dalles, Ore. 97058




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