Lorene Fink, 92, of Altus, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at English Village Manor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Kincannon Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Player officiating. Burial will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Lorene was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Stigler to Aaron and Sylvia (Cole) Simmons. She moved to south of Olustee when she was a young girl and then moved to the Friendship area. Lorene graduated from Friendship High School and went to Southwestern College in Weatherford majoring in home economics. She married W. Roy Fink on Aug. 23, 1942 in Weatherford. She worked for the Altus Public Schools as head cook for 30 years at Eugene Field School. In 2010, the Jackson County Retired Educators honored Mrs. Fink as the recipient of the Pioneer Education Award noting her distinction as a Pioneer Educator. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women Circle II, and Oklahoma Teachers Retirement. Lorene enjoyed being a part of the Helping Hands and quilting bees at the First United Methodist Church and UMW Circle II.
Mrs. Fink was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Roy.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy Moreau and husband Bennie of Altus; one brother, Buster Simmons and wife Sharon of Weatherford; four grandchildren, James Moreau and wife Linda of Altus, Roy Don Moreau and wife Stephanie of Navajoe, Jason Moreau and wife Lena of Altus, Calli Sparkman and husband Josh of Glenpool; eight great-grandchildren, Mercy Moreau, Lindsey Moreau, McKenzie Moreau, Rose Huff, and husband Ben of Lawton, Amanda Cordes and husband T.J. of Altus, Jason Glidewell and wife Lisa of Dallas, Texas, Katelyn Sparkman, and Dason Sparkman; six great-great-grandchildren, Emma, Christian, Isabella, Carlee, Ronnie, Harlee; and special friends of the family, Jay and Christy Argo.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com