Loren was born in Mount Vernon, Washington, on Sept. 22, 1930, to LeRoy and Anna Rosvall of Stanwood. He died on Sept. 25, 2015. Loren was raised in the family home in Cedarhome and graduated from Stanwood High School in 1948. Following high school, Loren served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After serving overseas, he returned to his hometown of Stanwood and married June Wilson. Though their marriage was brief, it blessed them with one daughter, Julie. Upon his return he started working for Skagit Valley Telephone and stayed in the telephone industry for 34 years and retired from Continental Telephone Company.
He married Golda Campbell of Stanwood on Dec. 3, 1966. They resided at their family farm in the Cedarhome area, raising their five kids and farming until 1991. Loren was an avid bird hunter and enjoyed hunting, fishing,and camping trips with family and friends. In 1991 Loren and Golda moved to Winthrop, where Loren enjoyed raising a beautiful and bountiful garden each summer. He also enjoyed working around their place doing numerous home improvement projects and keeping a meticulous and lush yard. Loren also worked for 12 years as a caretaker at the Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop, where he took great pride in up-keeping the grounds. Loren and Golda were snowbirds and loved spending their winters at their home in Florence, Arizona. They enjoyed exploring the desert, growing citrus trees, trips to the casino, and peaceful times on their back porch enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching the birds and Arizona wildlife.
He was the center of our family, the roots to our very diverse family tree. We are forever bound by the love he gave each of us. He was strong, gentle, hard-working, loving, playful, a man of his word and our hero. We will forever miss the sparkle and love in his eyes. Words cannot express the hole in our hearts that is left by his passing. He was our everything. Our husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend.
Loren is survived by his wife, Golda Rosvall; daughter Bernetta Killingsworth (Dick), son Bob Campbell (Anita), daughter Karla Roper (John); grandchildren Erika Lervick (Jeff), Shelby Dronen (Andrew), Leanna Bell, Briana Anderson (Michael), Erin Estill (Aaron), Ryan Titera, Holly Christianson (Darius); great-grandchildren Karina, Ella and Ole Lervick, Emma Short, Daniel Estill; and numerous relatives and devoted friends. He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Anna Rosvall, sister Muriel
Morrow, daughter Julie Bell, daughter Mickey Christianson, and grandson Guy Christianson.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date.