Lorraine “Connie” M. Allord
Madison- Lorraine M. “Connie” Allord, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in Madison, WI. She was born on January 27, 1920, to George and Ruth (Reibel) Conley in Tomahawk, WI.
Connie was their only child and spent much of her youth helping on the farm and enjoying fishing and hunting with her parents. She married Lawrence “Larry” Allord on November 8, 1941, less than a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Larry joined the U. S. Navy Seabees and Connie joined the newly formed U. S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, reporting in 1943. She became an air traffic controller at Cherry Point, NC until 1945 as a staff sergeant. The friendships made with fellow marines stayed important for the rest of her life.
Connie and Larry returned to Wisconsin where, except for several years in Wausau, they continued to live in Middleton and Madison where they raised their three children, Gary, Greg, and Julie. Both were active in numerous organizations as well. Larry passed in 2001 after almost 60 years of marriage.
Connie had an active career as a ceramic instructor, secretary, retail sales, and realtor. She continued to be greatly involved as a volunteer on numerous veterans and women Marines’ committees and organizations.
Lorraine “Connie” Allord is survived by her three children, Gary Allord (Nancy Kendall), Greg Allord (Kathy Allord), and Julie Allord (Jon Plamann); her five grandchildren, Becky Ketarkus (Joseph), Matt Allord (Laura), Joanna Ames (Chris), Lauren Allord, Thomas Allord; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Road, Madison. Visitation starting at 9:30 AM until the time of service. Interment will be held at 12:00 PM at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 2705 Regent Street, Madison with a luncheon following at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, 1025 North Sherman Avenue, Madison.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to the Women’s Marine Association Scholarship Fund https://www.womenmarines.org/product/wma-donation/
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