A memorial service will be held Saturday for longtime Boulder Creek resident Hazel Lorraine “Lorie” Black who died at home in Boulder Creek on September 22. She was 94.
Mrs. Black was born in Oakland to George and Hazel (Horstman) Lundgren. She attended the Oakland public schools, and after graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1935, she attended University of California, Berkeley.
She obtained her Associates of Arts Degree in 1937 and her Bachelors of Arts degree in 1945.
Mrs. Black had a successful career as an executive secretary in the fields of law, insurance, and manufacturing. She retired to Boulder Creek in 1982, where she lived in the Horstman family home that was built in 1882.
Mrs. Black was a life-long member of many organizations including; the Oakland/ East Bay Chapter of Executive Women; The University of California Alumni Association; and The American Association of University Women. She also enjoyed membership in the Boulder Creek Historical Society, Friends of the Library (Santa Cruz Public Libraries), and P.E.O. Sisterhood (Chapter SP, Santa Cruz).
She was a active member in Boulder Creek United Methodist Church and The Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
Mrs. Black is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Robert Elliott Black.
She is survived by her brother Donald (Jean) Lundgren of Pleasant Hill; nephew Steven Lundgren of Pleasant Hill; her niece Karen Dobel of Sebastopol; step-daughter Tisha Anne (Dale) Ferguson of Mooresville, North Carolina; and two step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Black was buried in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows cemetery in Boulder Creek with her pioneer great-grandparents Christian and Mary Horstman, grandparents William and Elsie Horstman, mother Hazel Lundgren, and her husband Robert E. Black.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga Street, in Santa Cruz. Share condolences with the family at www.pacificgardenschapel.com.