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Lorene Harper

September 27, 1926 — June 16, 2022

Lorene Harper

Lorene A. Harper, 95, of Keene, Texas passed away, June 16, 2022.

Lorene was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, on September 27, 1926, a few minutes before her twin sister, Beverly. They were adopted and raised by George and Julia Lutz.

As a child she loved working on the farm with her father, the greatest influence on her life, and getting into a little mischief with her sister.

While attending Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, Lorene met Keith Harper. They wed September 1946, at her in-law’s home in Baldwin, Wisconsin. She was very close with her mother-in-law, Mary Harper. Lorene and Keith were married for over 60 years.

Lorene worked multiple jobs while supporting her husband through his Ph.D. and raising their daughter, Debrah. In 1964 they moved to Keene, Texas, where they were later joined by extended family. Lorene had a wonderful sense of humor. She valued family, in all the forms it can take, and she was a positive and stabilizing force.

Lorene earned her Masters in Education from TCU. She taught fourth grade for over 25 years in Keene, and enjoyed teaching children of former students. She was a natural and made learning fun. She loved meeting new people and touched the lives of many in her community.

Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Keith.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Debrah and son-in-law David; three grandchildren and their families, Julie (Gene), Sheree (Daniel, Vivian, and Thomas) and Craig (Carolyn, Joe, and Cassius); and cherished nieces & nephews, Cheryl (Wes), Harlyn (Jerrilynn), Charles, Doreen (Chris), Angela (Bob), Linda and Twila.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lorene Harper Scholarship Keene ISD Administration
P.O. Box 656, Keene, Texas 76059.

Memorial to be at a later date.
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