J. Lorraine Jones, Hosley, Rix, Anderson

August 28, 1925 – October 11, 2013


J. Lorraine Jones, Hosley, Rix, Anderson, 88, Sioux Falls, died Friday, October 11, 2013, in her sleep, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 14, 2013, 5-7PM with family present at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Funeral services will begin at 10:30AM, Tuesday, October 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Groton, SD, with Pastor John Hisel officiating. Following the service, lunch will be served at the Legion in Groton. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.

Lorraine was born in Spain, South Dakota, on August 28, 1925. She was the only child of David and Jennie (Jones) Jones. She attended Spain School in Lowell Township and graduated from Britton High School in 1942. She attended South Dakota State University for one year, and attended Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, MN for a year. She was a Registered Technologist MT. She worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Sterling, CO, St. Lukes Hospital and Dr. J.L Calene’s Office in Aberdeen, SD. Lorraine married Dale Eugene Hosley on September 7, 1947 in Britton, SD. They made their home on a farm near Putney, SD. They were blessed with two loving children, a daughter, Gaylene and a son, David. In 1974, she started work at the First National Bank in Groton, SD, which later became Norwest. She retired in 1987. Lorraine married Otho Rix in April of 1986. They loved to travel and enjoyed life at Pickerel. On May 1, 1998, she married Ben Anderson. They enjoyed traveling. In January of 2010, she moved to Waterford At All Saints in Sioux Falls.

Lorraine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Groton, SD for 50 years, Presbyterian Woman, and was a church Elder. She was an active member of the Putney Ladies Aid, Order of the Eastern Star, P.E.O., Pasquest Club and numerous bridge clubs. She was a warm, loving person who loved life to the fullest and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of her life.

Lorraine will be deeply missed by her daughter, Gaylene Haber; her son, David Hosley; her grandchildren, Chad (Annette) Haber, Heidi (Paul) Van Veldhuizen, John (Stacy) Haber, Merritt (Katrina) Hosley, Timothy (Tiffany) Hosley, and William Hosley; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, David and Jennie Jones; husbands Dale Hosley, Otho Rix, and Ben Anderson; son-in-law, Denton Haber; grandson, John Peter Hosley; and great-grandson, Luke David Van Veldhuizen.

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  • Loretta Paganini says:

    Dave and Family – so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She will always be in your hearts and minds. My prayers are with you during this time.

  • Cheryl Wold says:

    Gaylene and David and families,
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady with such a positive and upbeat attitude about life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Cheryl, Daniel, Julia and Jordan Wold

  • Carol Eisenbeisz says:

    Gaylene, Dave and families – I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remeber her as always smiling, positive and loved to visit with people. Lorraine and my mother had so much fun together while working at the bank in Groton. Even though she is in a new and beautiful home, it can be difficult because parents are so special. My prayers are with your families.
    Carol Craig Eisenbeisz

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