Lorraine P. Potts
1925 ~ 2020
Lorraine Potts, age 95 of Hastings, Edina and Richfield, passed away November 2, 2020 of complications from old age & Covid-19. She was predeceased by her wonderful husband, Neil E. Potts. After Neil's passing Lorraine remained a RNPA member.
Lorraine was the “Energizer Bunny” and memory-maker of the family. As a child, she was known as “Little Lorraine”, the Shirley Temple of Chicago, helping support her family through the Depression, singing and dancing in theaters and nightclubs.
She devoted her life to creating remarkable experiences for her family and cultivating an astounding number of close friends. She volunteered decades of time and energy to numerous causes, including MSP Airport Foundation Travelers’s Assistance, Courage Kenny Foundation, and the American Heart Association. She was most proud of her numerous trips around the world delivering adopted children to their new families in the United States.
Awarded State Champion Horticulturalist, Lorraine and Neil cultivated gorgeous gardens that brought thank you notes from strangers and their home was never without exquisitely arranged flowers. “Pottsy”, as the neighbor kids called her, never did anything half-way and always celebrated the beauty and adventure of life!
She will be truly missed by her devoted son, Randall Potts, her daughters, Becky Potts (Glendon Ayer) and Carol Potts-Werket (Jim Werket), beloved grandsons, Neil Werket (Rebecca) and Eric Werket, and four adorable “greats”, Carter, Mason, Zoe and Amelia Werket; plus, countless other friends and relatives.
A Celebration of Life will held on Sunday, June 27th, 2021. Visitation will be at 1100, with a service at Noon. Please join us for lunch following the service where we can honor her memory with love and laughter. Cremation Society of Minnesota-Edina, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435. Please raise a toast today to a beautiful woman and a life well-lived! In honor of Mom’s 30 years of service and Shining Star award, consider a donation in her name to www.airportfoundation.org.
(Becky Potts & Bill Day)