Lorraine Marcella Sullivan was born to August Schumacher and Laura Hamlin Schumacher on July 26, 1922, in Walker, Minnesota. She grew up in several logging camps, attending school in Elma, WA, and graduating from High School in Burns, OR.
She met the love of her life, Matt Sullivan when she was 16 at a Baptist Youth group. They eloped when she was 17 and were blessed with 76 years together.
They settled in Melbourne, WA where they had five daughters, she was a wonderful mother, participating in local women’s groups and supporting her girls in 4-H. When times were tough she picked and sold blackberries to keep her five girls in dresses.
She was a wonderful cook using goods she harvested from her garden.
In 1957 Matt was transferred to Forks working for the State Patrol. It was then Matt got the idea to open a fast-food restaurant. They opened the first Sully’s Quick Stop that summer. Mom worked hard managing the business and taking care of the family. In 1967 Matt’s dream for a bigger drive-in was realized when they opened the new Sully’s Drive-In on the north end of Forks.
In 1982 they bought their dream house in Sekiu. They traveled extensively in their motorhome. Family members traveled with them creating many memories.
Family was most important to them. They attended many sporting events and hosted many holiday parties. They loved the beach and spent many hours beachcombing and having picnics. Mom had a talent for making beautiful wreaths from treasures found on the beach. She loved collecting antiques and finding treasures for her daughters.
They celebrated Sully’s 50 years with their daughters, friends, and customers. Dad and mom were also honored to be Grand Marshals of the 4th of July Parade. Their family gathered in front of Sully’s to honor them as they passed by.
She is survived by Laurel (Stan) Barber, Sharon (Dale) Morgan, Patricia (Bruce) Guckenberg, and Roberta (Rick) Binschus, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Matt and daughter Kathleen Hamby. Mom spent her final days at Heavenly Home in Port Angeles. The loving care she received there was a source of comfort to both her and her family.
Mom was looking forward to a family gathering when it was safe from the Pandemic. We will celebrate her life and legacy at that time. Mom is forever in our hearts, her love and light surround us until we meet again.