obit: Lorene L. Mucha Palla
Lorene L. Palla, age 90 of Temple, died Monday, May 6, 2013 in a local nursing center. Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 10, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Labaj officiating. Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Palla was born in Granger, Texas on August 4th, 1922, to Joe and Lenora Mucha. When she was two, the family moved to Temple, where her father opened a cabinet shop. She attended Temple schools, and graduated from Temple High School in 1940. After graduation, Lorene attended the Hieronymus Business School, then worked at King’s Daughters Hospital.
In 1941, she married Johnnie Palla in Temple, and soon after, he enlisted in the Air Force. They lived in several places around the country for the next few years, their favorite station being in Mountain Home, Idaho. After the war ended, they and their first born daughter moved back to Temple, to live and raise their family.
Lorene was active in the Temple Brethren Church all her life. She served in the Christian Sisters, the flower committee, and the Quilting Group. She was also active in the PTA, and was a Brownies and Scout Leader.
She and Johnnie loved to travel, but their passion was the American West. Southwestern Colorado was their family’s favorite destination for many years. Lorene loved Big Band music, and songs from the singing cowboys. She loved to cook and bake for her family, and was most often found working in her beautiful flower garden.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie, after 49 and a half years of marriage. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Paysse and husband John; Cheryl Posey and husband Bob; and Joan Palla, all of Temple; grandchildren, Kenny Paysse and wife Becky, of Temple; Sandy Deyoe and husband Rodney, of Austin; Robert Posey and wife Dea, of Temple; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Andrew and William Paysse, Kristi and Matthew Deyoe, and Dawson Warren. She is also survived by sisters, Jo Wade of Temple, and Rose Ann Johnson of McComb, Mississippi.
The family requests that memorials be made to Temple Brethren Church Christian Sisters, 2202 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX, 76502
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home