Sept. 11, 1951 - June 5, 2013
Rae Marie Shannon of Sunriver, Oregon, passed away unexpectedly Wed- nesday, June 5, 2013, while on vacation in Western New York with her adoring soul mate, Mike Schmitt at her side.
Born Janice Ray Laczny in Joliet, Illinois, Sept. 11. 1951, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ester and Raymond Laczny. She is survived by daughters, Debra Lincoln of Portland, Tennessee; Heather Hoyland of Venice, California; brothers, Richard (Elaine) Laczny of Appleton, Wisconsin; Dennis (Kathy) Laczny of Los Gatos, California; and sister, Sue (Greg) Conner of St. Simmons Island, Georgia.
Rae most recently worked for Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, and was previously employed at Sunriver Telecom, and as a property appraiser for both Lincoln and Deschutes Counties.
Rae will be remembered for her courage, strength, wit and unique sense of humor. She loved sunshine, warm weather, the outdoors and animals. Her home frequently served as an orphanage for abandoned pets. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed travel, cooking, baking, sunbathing and rafting the nearby Deschutes River.
A heartfelt thank you to the many friends and family members who have been a beacon of support to Rae and Mike.
A celebration of Raes life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Solar Park located on Solar Drive near Sunriver, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Raes honor to the Bend Humane Society, 51170 SE 27th, Bend, OR 97702.