Soroptimist International of Lodi


In Memory of Our Members

SI Lodi has lost a valuable member, Marcia Pothast. Marcia has been a Soroptimist member since 1994. She has served on the board of SI Lodi Sunrise and SI Lodi many times. She was also District III Director 2002-2004,and Secretary 2004-2006 and served on numerous committees. Her sudden loss has been a great loss to our club and community. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm October 27 at Emerson Park in Lodi, CA.
Lori Klarer
Lorraine Gale Jones Klarer, 75, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at home with her daughters by her side.
Lori was a member of SI Lodi since 1999
Helen Trethewey (Garlow) passed away on Wednesday April 22 ending her long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born August 1, 1924 in Mitchell Nebraska and moved to Lodi in 1930.
She was a lifetime member and instrumental in development of the Sunshine Trail.
She graduated from Lodi High in 1942. After graduation she attended air plane mechanic school in Sacramento then worked at Stockton Field where she met and married the love of her life Bill.

Jean Orcutt Beckman (1925 - 2014)

Jean Orcutt Beckman was born October 21, 1925 in Stockton. Daughter of Myron A. "Al" and Louise Orcutt.  She was a lifetime member and instrumental in development of the Sunshine Trail.

For 36 years she was employed by Pinkerton Foundry, Inc. in Lodi and went from bookkeeper to Vice-President. During the years 1974 to 1977, she assisted James Pinkerton, Jr., in organizing the California Cast Metals Association, a legislative branch in Sacramento to assist the foundry industry in California. In recognition of the role she played in the formation of CCMA she was awarded the Ervin C. Tetzlaff Memorial Award on May 23, 1984, in the City of Sacramento.


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