Loraine died early June 7, 2019, at Willapa Harbor Hospital due to complications from a fall. She was 92. Loraine was born March 11, 1927, in Raymond, Washington, to Lawrence and Clara (Richter) Panfilio. She was a lifelong local resident having grown up in Menlo, Washington, and graduated from Willapa Valley High School in 1945. She met Harold “Jim” Weathers while she was working at Seafirst Bank in Raymond, and they were married in 1946.
Loraine was a dedicated homemaker and excellent cook. She was involved in several community activities through the years. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie leader. She was a very active founding member of her Seattle Children’s Hospital Auxiliary dating back to the early 1960s. She was also a member of the Pacific County Historical Society and Museum. She was an award-winning member of her local flower club which she enjoyed up until a few years ago. She worked for our local Election Board at the polls and last but not least, was very involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives.
Loraine kept on top of our country’s current events with an informed opinion. She still liked to listen to music, read the paper, magazines and good books. She learned the tricks of making a dollar stretch during The Depression and never lost her frugal tendencies.
Loraine was predeceased by Jim, her husband of 61 years, oldest son, Larry J. Weathers, parents, brother Lawrence Panfilio Jr., brother-in-law Donald Mulkins Sr. and nephew Mick Mulkins. She is survived by son Terry H. Weathers (Cheryl) of Bellevue; daughters Toni M. Glazier (Mike Matlock) of South Bend, and Patti E. Bridgewater (George) of Raymond; grandchildren Nicole Bridgewater-Price (Ben) and their son Declan of Tumwater, Kelly Glazier and daughters Emma and Harper of Raymond, Holly Weathers-O’Connor (Greg), their sons Rory and Cullen of Bothell, and Jack Bridgewater of Spokane.
She is also survived by her sister Anita Panfilo-Mulkins; nephew Gary Mulkins and his son Brian and family, all of Idaho; her sister-in-law Deanna Weathers-Frazier (Ed) of South Bend; nieces Kim Miller (Daryl) and daughter McKnzy, Lori Raffelson (Tom) and their children Ashley and Colby, and nephew Brian Frazier (Kathy), their son Brandon and cousin Marie Monohon of Menlo.
In keeping Loraine’s wishes, a private internment will be held at a later date. She will be buried at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo.