Loletta B. McCormick of Buckley died Jan. 4, 2016, due to cancer and related health issues. She died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Becky McFadden, in McMinnville, Ore. She was 82.
She was born March 3, 1933, in Tacoma. She graduated in 1951 from White River High School and then worked as a secretary and administrative assistant. She joined Rosamunda Theta Rho Girls’ Club at the age of 12, served as president of her club and later as president of the Theta Rho Assembly of Washington. She transferred into the Eola Rebekah lodge at the age of 18 and remained a member until her death. She served as Noble Grand of Eola in both 1979 and 2007 and, later, served as treasurer for several years. She was recommended and approved by the Rebekah Assembly to receive the high honor of a Decoration of Chivalry by her lodge. She attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Bonney Lake and assisted the volunteer firefighters of Pierce County Fire District 12.
She married Roger T. McFadden in 1954, bearing two sons; they divorced in 1973. She married John P. McCormick in 1973.
She is survived by son, R. Thomas McFadden (Rebecca) of Oregon; three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by husband John in 2012 and son David in 2009.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Marion Grange, 27725 Sumner-Buckley Highway in Buckley.