In Memory of Our Members

Maxine Miller Crow

Maxine was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Larson and Nettie Woodbury Miller. She passed away in Stockton, California, on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Maxine attended West High School, Salt Lake City. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in accounting.

Maxine married Claron Dean Crow in 1957. She and Claron were the owners of Stretch & Sew Fabrics in Stockton, California. Holding multiple leadership roles, Maxine was active in both her church and community. Maxine joined Soroptimist in 1984 and served in several officer positions at the local and region levels.

Maxine was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by 5 children as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a kind, gentle, hardworking woman who loved all and was much loved. SI Lodi will greatly miss her.

Marcia Pothast

SI Lodi has lost a valuable member, Marcia Pothast. Marcia was a Soroptimist member since 1994. She 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 passing was a great loss to our club and community. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 pm October 27 at Emerson Park in Lodi, CA; it was attended by many local and region Soroptimists.

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 Garlow Trethewey

Helen Trethewey (Garlow) passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2015 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 Soroptimist member and instrumental in development of the Sunshine Trail.

Helen graduated from Lodi High in 1942. After graduation, she attended airplane mechanic school in Sacramento. She 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, CA. She was the 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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