Lorna Kaechele passed away on October 22, 2012. She was born on April 14, 1937 to Gerald and Irma Dudley. Lorna graduated from Marysville High School in 1955 and Western Washington University in 1959 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She married Friedrich A. Kaechele in 1960. Together they lived and loved for fifty-two years.
Lorna was a dedicated and compassionate elementary teacher who believed in the value of free public education for all children. She belonged to the Methodist Church, the National Education Association and the Marysville Historical Society. She enjoyed collecting stamps, needle work and reading. She was always interested in the history of the United States.
Lorna lived with multiple sclerosis for forty-three years. She accepted and adapted to each of the challenges of MS with grace. Lorna loved and was loved by her many friends and relatives.
Lorna is survived by her husband, Fred Kaechele of Kent, WA; her sister Andrea Dudley Bowman of Ellensburg, WA; her brother Royce Allen Dudley (Delisa Sexton) of Porter Ranch, CA; and two nephews, Gerald A. Dudley II and John A. Dudley both of CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald Allen Dudley and Irma Christine Melby Dudley; and her sister, Lowell Vivien Dudley.
A graveside service with close family and friends will be held for Lorna at the Marysville Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Donations in Memory of Lorna may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. Phone: 1-800-344-4867.