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In Memoriam of Lorraine L. Loder (1953-2013)
In Memoriam of Lorraine L. Loder (1953-2013)-Lorraine L. Loder, Founding Board Member and Treasurer for almost a decade with EmpowHer made her final transition in the early morning hours on Monday, July 8, 2013.
will be remembered for her
quick and biting wit, her
thoughtful and intelligent approach to analyzing issues, and her
understated but unmistakable generosity of spirit.
was deeply concerned about those who were marginalized in our community and shared her
passion in the work of keeping at-risk teen girls in school.
leadership pushed the organization to achieve the success of its first major fundraiser, "Girls to Greatness" on April 25, 2013.
was a woman who exemplified the values and mission of EmpowHer Institute
learned early in life that one must develop herself to be self-reliant, courageous, and caring in order to realize the true meaning of the word "success".
self-reliance shined through during her
early years as a lawyer who eventually built a practice, the Law Office of Lorraine L. Loder
, that spanned the range of serving both corporate and individual clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.
Lorraine graduated from USC, J.D., A.B. (cum laude).
courage in fighting the five-plus year battle with cancer was displayed every day of her
life, after receiving the diagnosis and yet engaging each day with optimal diligence and hope.
caring for others, including her
kitties, Baby Girl and Pretty Girl, her
monthly lunch bunch, her
colleagues at the One Bunker Hill partnership, her
gal pals at Women Lawyers of L.A., her
compadres at Human Rights Watch, her
singing angels at the Athenian Choir of the LA Athletic Club
, and the many individuals whose lives she
touched just by being herself - was seemingly without limits.
remembers Boardmember Lorraine L. Loder with deep appreciation and love.
We will always keep her
in our memory as a sister and friend.
A public memorial for Lorraine
is being planned to take place within the month.