Lorene Hill Stallard passed away at home on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Fernley, Nevada. Born July 15, 1935 in Dutton, Arkansas, Lorene was one of 13 children. Her mother was Martha Elam Hill and father Charles Lafayette Hill.
Lorene is survived by her husband of 26 years, Frank Stallard and stepdaughters Cassie (Billy) Cardoza, Scappoose, Oregon; Stephanie (Rod) Richards, Beaverton, Oregon and Teresa Swartz, Seward, Alaska. She is also survived by son, Kendall Potts, Fernley and grandson, Matthew Potts, Dallas, Texas; son, Jack Potts of California, a sister, Ruby Brodie, Fernley, and admiring nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Lorene was known as the "fastest typesetter west of the Mississippi" and worked for "The Daily Oklahoman", "The Dallas Morning News" and "The San Francisco Chronicle." Before retirement she worked for "Showtime" magazine in Reno. She loved to travel and experience different locations and lived in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alaska, Hawaii and Nevada.
In addition to her typesetting hands that she used so often to share the gift of words, Lorene had an outstanding writing ability and printed her own book "Honey and Bitter Bread" along with treasured quotes and poems for family and friends. Lorene's wisdom was frequently sought by her own following; many private consultations were shared with the mark of success in the roar of laughter -- each life a treasure and adventure, including her own.
Lorene made sure that anyone close to her had a copy of "The Prophet" and knew about "The Butterfly Effect". In this way we honor her with our love in her own quote, "A word of caution, compile as many happy memories for yourselves as possible and as few bitter ones as possible -- for as time goes by, it seems they become more vivid."
A gathering will be held to celebrate her life at a latter date.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928