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Posted on Oct 25, 2018

Obituary: Lorain Elaine Greenwalt

Lorain Elaine Greenwalt

Lorain Greenwalt, almost 91, peacefully passed away on October 5, 2018. She was born October 14, 1927, to Conrad and Marie Rossman, in Eaton, Colorado, where they lived and farmed for many years. It was here that Lorain learned many of the skills that would carry over to her adult life, although milking cows was one chore she chose to “forget.” She met her lifelong partner Alfred Greenwalt and married on January 15, 1947.
In 1954, Alfred and Lorain moved, with a caravan of other family members and friends, to Quincy, Washington, to begin their farming life in the new Columbia Basin.
Lorain was a homemaker and farmer’s wife, which meant she did many jobs around the farm, like driving truck during harvest, to help Alfred become a successful farmer. She was a proud member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church for 63 years.
Lorain’s interests included canning and making wonderful German dishes, the recipes having been passed down through generations. An excellent bowler, she was a member of bowling leagues, and later took up golf. Lorain loved watching sports, including Gonzaga basketball; cards and games, especially pinochle and bridge, and was extremely lucky at blackjack. Alfred and Lorain enjoyed traveling throughout the country, driving from one corner to the other. The drive was as important as the destination.
Lorain is survived by three children: Susan Wilson (Greg), Gerald Greenwalt (Sandee), and Judi Godfrey; plus three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Alfred, her loving husband of 70 years; her three brothers; and her son-in-law, Brien Godfrey.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 716 Third Ave. SE, Quincy. Luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity in Lorain’s name.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.