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LORRAINE HOOK DAVIS, 98, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at The Towne House. Born Jan. 4, 1920 in Aliquippa, Pa., she was the daughter of Bernard Howard and Esther Viola Buckley Hook. Lorraine grew up in New Castle, Pa., but spent many summers on the family farm in Sandy Lake, Pa. She was graduated with honors from Muskingum College (New Concord, Ohio) with a B.A. in Business Administration. In 1943, she interrupted her work at GE's Nela Park Lighting Division in East Cleveland, Ohio to join the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS. Following training in Northampton, Mass. and New London, Conn., Lorraine served at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Custom House in Boston and Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II, there in charge of a communications encryption center. Following military service, Lorraine chose to further her education, earning her Master's degree in English and Education from Purdue University, while also serving as a counselor in the residence halls. At Purdue she met and married her husband of 41 years, Miles J. Davis, who preceded her in death in 1990. Lorraine taught in Huntington, Ind. and later at Central High School in Fort Wayne in the early 1950s. Ending her teaching career to start a family, Lorraine remained active in local organizations such as the League of Women Voters, Antiquarians, and Duodecimo; she volunteered for various local institutions such as the Lincoln Museum, ARCH, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. She was instrumental in the founding of the Fort Wayne International Affairs Forum. As a strong advocate for citizen participation in government, she was appointed to a citizen advocate role under Mayor Ivan Lebamoff. A life-long Democrat, Lorraine was a precinct committee chair and ran for Indiana Senate in 1972. She later served on numerous government boards including the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board and the Grand Wayne Convention Center Board, with most recent interests in the Emerine Hamilton Garden at Headwaters Park and Civil War conferences. She was a Jubilee member (50-plus years) of First Presbyterian Church, serving many terms on deacons, the session, and presbytery assignments; her church passions were education, justice, and international mission. Lorraine is survived by two sons, Miles B. (Sandra) Davis of Colleyville, Texas, and Philip R. (Victoria) Davis of Fort Wayne; as well as four grandchildren, Miles W. (Amanda) Davis of San Jose, Calif., Diana M. Davis of Hurst, Texas, Philip C. "Chip" Davis of Fort Wayne, Seth W. Davis of Fairborn, Ohio, and one great-grandchild. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.