CHINOOK — Lorraine E. Macy, 93, died June 27, 2013, at her Chinook residence following a three-year battle with cancer. A native of Astoria, she was born Jan. 3, 1920, the daughter of Martin and Elice Peterson. Lorraine was raised in Skamokawa and was a graduate of Cathlamet High School.

    She married Ben Macy and the couple made their first home in Nemah prior to moving to Chinook. Lorraine was proud of her Native American heritage. She enjoyed walks on the beach, mowing her lawn, gardening, cutting her own firewood and spoiling her pets and grandchildren.

    Lorraine is survived by her sister, Loretta Benefiel of Longview; a daughter, Bernadette Kinsfather of Kenai, Alaska; granddaughters, Melinda (Kevin) McNulty of Chinook and Tracee Macy of Aberdeen; grandsons, Brian (Wendy) Macy of Nemah and Derek (Dani) Kinsfather of Kenai, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Sheena Vandermeulen, Sean McNulty, Allen Schlesser, Drew Macy, Rebecca Riekkola, Rylee Riekkola and Alexa Kinsfather; great-great-grandchildren, Blake Finlay, Hannah Schlesser, Braden and Colten Vandermeulen, and Brady Schlesser. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ben Macy; a son, Martin “Benny” Macy; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Macy; a brother, Vincil Peterson; a son-in-law, Jack Kinsfather; and her great-grandson, Kyle Schlesser.

    At her request, no formal service will be held. Memorials may be made in her memory to either the Chinook Fire Department or Harbors Home Hospice in care of Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631. Her guest book is available at

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