Lorene McKinzie, 98, of Weatherford, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Service is 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, with interment at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.
Lorene was one of 11 children born to Luther and Cynthia Howell in Dennis. She was a simple person and loved the simple things in life. She loved gardening, quilting, playing her guitar and going to musicals. But most of all, she loved her family, friends and serving the Lord.
She is survived by her children, R.E. Fowler Jr., and wife, Donna, of Benbrook, and Martha Gibbs and husband, Randle, of Weatherford; daughter-in-law, Cindy McKinzie, of Weatherford; sisters, Cleo Henigan and Wayne Nell Alexander, of Weatherford; one brother, Leon Howell, of Cleburne; sisters-in-law, Mary Tackett and Alice Walker, of Weatherford, and Margie McKinzie, of Odessa; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and special friend, Ken Brandon, with whom she spent many hours visiting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Cynthia Howell; two husbands, Dan McKinzie Jr., and R.E. Fowler; son, Joe Dan McKinzie; six brothers, Lovell, Lloyd, Landon, Joe, Norman and Claude Howell; and one sister, Opal Finley.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel