February 17, 1919 - March 7, 2013
Lucille (Lentz Brownell) Horlacher went home to Jesus on Thursday, March 7th, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was 94 years old.
Lucille was born at home in Strong City, Kansas on February 17, 1919, to Bertha and Henry Lentz. She came to Oregon in 1943 when her first husband, Ernest Brownell, was offered a job at the Brooks Scanlon mill in Bend.
Lucille settled in Bend, and raised two daughters while working as a waitress at Polly's Café and the Pilot Butte Inn, and as a sales clerk at Penny's.
Lucille loved working in the public, socializing with people, and dancing to the big band sounds at the Copper Room in downtown Bend. It was there she met her second husband, Charles Horlacher, in 1953. After they married, Charles and Lucille moved to Gilchrist and started a family of their own, returning to Bend in 1960. In the following decades, Lucille spent most of her time as a wife, mother, and homemaker. She eventually joined the congregation of Fellowship Bible Church, where she cultivated special friendships and a deep spiritual life that she valued for the rest of her days.
Throughout her life, Lucille valued relationships, and loved her family and friends above all, giving selflessly to ensure the happiness of others. She leaves behind five daughters – Sharon (Brownell) Peltier of Montrose, CA, Kerry (Brownell Holt) Isman of Cottage Grove, Rebecca Horlacher of Albany, Mary Horlacher Lentz of Bend, and Laurie Parker of Santa Fe, NM – along with four granddaughters – Sara Holt Rouland, Amber Plunk, Jessie Parker and Ayla Parker – a grandson, Tommy Peltier, and a brother, Carl Lentz, of Rosenberg, TX.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, a brother and sister – Charles Lentz and Loreda Shiek – and by her beloved grandson, Jason Holt.
A celebration of Lucille's life will be held at Fellowship Bible Church, 61215 Brosterhous Road, on Sunday, March 17th, at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Fellowship Bible Church,
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