Lorene Elizabeth Harwell
Lorene Elizabeth Harwell
  • April 11, 1920 - June 27, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Lorene Elizabeth Harwell, 97, of Fort Worth, TX, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on June 27, 2017. She was born on April 11, 1920, in Paris, TX, to Walter Frederick and Cora Powell Frederick. Lorene attended Itasca, High School. Following graduation, she moved to Fort Worth and attended Fort Worth Beauty College. After receiving her cosmetology license, she and a friend opened a beauty shop in Itasca. During that time, she met a soldier home on leave, who would later become her husband. On April 1, 1945, Lorene married Alex Harwell after his final return from the European theater. They moved to Fort Worth, and she worked as a beauty stylist until the birth of her two children. She then became a stay-at-home mother, actively serving in the PTA, as a room mother, and Bible class teacher. When her children were older, she began a twenty-year career as a sales associate for Sears. After retirement, Lorene enjoyed being able to spend more time with Alex until his death in 1987. They were long-time members of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Until Lorene’s health declined, she spent her time serving people and enjoying her church activities and friends. Lorene’s children and grandchildren will always remember her as the sweetest and “most fun” mother and grandmother anyone could have.

Lorene is also preceded in death by her parents; sister Lois Cummings; brother Leon Frederick and brother Lloyd Frederick.

She is survived by daughter Evelyn Alexine Harwell; son Frederick Alexander Harwell; granddaughter Megan Aubrii Harwell and grandson Nicholas Alexander Harwell; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday July 1, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Services: Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

The family expresses sincere appreciation to the loving and devoted staff of Green Oaks Senior Care Center for treating Lorene as if she were their mother.