Love you Grandma
Loretta Ruth Gire
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 10, 1938
  • Date of passing: Jun 14, 2013
Let the memory of Loretta be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Loretta Gire, 74, born on December 10, 1938 and passed away on June 14, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by joy taylor on 30th November 2016

"Loretta I know we dont know eachother well but I do know your daughter Lavada and you have done well raising her she is a great person and friend you would be proud. She loves and misses you so much I feel so sad for her I couldnt imagine being without my mother. But just know she is an incredible person so generous, helpful and considerrate, she is a spitting image of you even though your not here with us phsically your daughter has all your awesome qualities and as you shine uo there in heaven she shines  down  here for you always. Your forevered missed"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 29th November 2016

"Mom i miss you so much life will never be the same , this is not a happy time for me during the holidays its so hard as everything reminds me you are no longer here , I LOVE YOU MOM"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 14th June 2016

"My dearest friend Loretta:  I can't believe three years have passed already all of our lives have changed since your passing. Words cannot express  how much your loved and missed. My heart aches when I think of you . I would give anything to be able to talk to you and hug you. I will never forget you and hope with all my heart that when my time comes that I will see you again. Rest in peace my beloved friend and know that I  cherish. my memories of you"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 5th March 2016

"Mom, Anyone can leave you a message anytime now, you are here forever, You will always live inside me, I miss you everyday !!!!   xxxxx<3<3<3ooooo  Your Daughter La Vada  xxxxx<3<3<3ooooo"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 13th June 2015

"DEAR Loretta it  seems like yesterday that you were here I still miss you so much.. I would give anything to be able to see and talk to you again. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART .  We all miss you so much.  Always  Linda"

This tribute was added by LINDA SMITH on 10th December 2014

"TO my dearest friend LORETTA Today we celebrate your Birthday you may not physically be here but your presence is always felt . Words can not express what a loss my heart feels when I think of you.  I keep thinking that with the passing of time that it won't hurt so much but   it hasn't gotten any easier. I miss you sooooooooooooo much.  I miss your words of encouragement your words of wisdom and the way you always made me feel good about myself. I just miss you being here.I know it was your time to leave us but I just wish you could have stayed a little longer. I will always miss you and I know that no one will ever be able to fill the empty space in my heart that you once filled.Thank you for being my friend and for always being there when I NEEDED YOU   Love and kisses from your BESTEST FRIEND FOREVER.....Linda"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 10th December 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM !!!    I never new i could be so lonely and so empty in my heart , I just don't know how to go on , I feel like i am in a fog, my lips smile but my inside is sad , I laugh but i am crying inside, I try to be happy and strong like you and will continue to , I Love and Miss you more then words can say. your Daughter La Vada <3 <3"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 29th November 2014

"Mom Its just not the same without you here . I will never feel the same , I miss you each and every sec of every day . missing you mom ."

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 18th September 2014

"Mom I miss you so much every day I love you Your daughter LaVada"

This tribute was added by cruz Villalobos on 15th June 2014

"Strangest thing hapened friday nite Cristin Landry band leader for Shine band(house band at Sundowner) got to talkin about old day the band had not heard of Lorretta passing then a gal i have see  seenat the VFW hall RRiverside before overheard something about Lorretta,s said thats where i know you from her name is MaryAnn better known as Garter Girl she still looks the same i told her a group of about 20 sometmes gets together last time at Winchester Inn with Rhonda who also plays once a month in Riverside VFW post9223 it was really strange to run into people the nite before Lorreta,s memorial date of course i informed them of the cite thank you Brandy for finding this it helps use all to keep this wonderful lady we all love in our hearts and memories. Bill
  Villalobos"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 14th June 2014

"TO MY  DEAR FRIEND LORETTA:   I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THAT A YEAR HAS GONE BY SINCE YOUR PASSING.  wORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS TO YOU ENOUGH AS TO HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED. HARDLY A DAY GOES BY THAT YOUR NOT IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS BUT IT GIVES ME GREAT COMFORT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AT PEACE NOW. I"LL LUV U FOREVER"

This tribute was added by joy taylor on 5th January 2014

"Oh my her smile could light up anything I'm sure heaven is very bright as for down here her daughter Lavada carries on her mothers legacy because she is the spitting image of Loretta. Her beautiful smile her beauty and most of all the biggest heart that cares for everyone always. Loretta you would be so proud shine bright in heaven your daughter shines bright on earth because she so much like you. Love.you Lavada"

This tribute was added by Billy Pratt on 5th January 2014

"Loretta was a dear lady. I'll forever remember her beautiful smile. She was a warm, generous, classy lady who had the gift of hospitality. She always made you feel welcome and made time for everyone. She was an incredibly strong woman with an inspiring work ethic. I am thankful for the conversations that we shared.  I know without a doubt that she is lighting up Heaven with that smile. My thoughts and prayers are with each member of the family on their deep loss. Blessings to you all."

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 7th November 2013

"Your favorite holidays are coming up . I am getting all your decorations out , putting everything up ! It just cant be the same without you there . I miss you mom so very much, I wish everyday i will wake up and you will be back her with me ."

This tribute was added by Ashley Foster on 31st October 2013

"I miss u!!!!!!! I wiss we got more time with one another!!!!!!! I cant stop thinking about u!!!!!!! Even though we didnt get much time with eachother i miss n love u like i knew u always!!!! U will always be in my heart!!!! <3"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 6th October 2013

"Mother , I Miss your smile so much it hurts , My world will never be the same ! I Love you <3 xxxxxxxoooooo"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 10th September 2013

"MOM, I Miss you so much, I only wish I could have,and would have spent more time with you . Your daughter LaVada"

This tribute was added by Kim Baque on 18th August 2013

"LaVada and Brandy.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a very special woman to all that knew her. I know there is nothng that anyone can do to take away your pain but if you ever need a friend I am always here. Luv to you both and all the family."

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 7th July 2013

"Thank you all for being here with us , God Bless Everyone !"

This tribute was added by joy taylor on 7th July 2013

"I'm leaving now remember u need anything at all just ask Vada so sorry for your loss she will be missed ."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"I have added some pics. I invite u all to do the same, let us see the faces of the family of my family.."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Cross Waite on 7th July 2013

"Saying a prayer for all of you.  I will forever remember her beautiful smile and the warm welcome she would give no matter how long it had been since she last saw you.  RIP beautiful lady."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"Yes we will have to do this again"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"Brandy, can you call me and let me know when you decide to reschedule?"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"This is LuLu. I just want to say that I am very grateful for the impact Loretta had on my life. She gave me a job when I was having a hard time and I don't think I would be where I am today without her."

This tribute was added by joy taylor on 7th July 2013

"Love you Vada I'm here for you your a great friend. If you need anything at all just ask your mom was a great woman and so very beautiful and caring and just like her. Love ya lots girl Love Joy Taylor"

This tribute was added by Cherie Klapp on 7th July 2013

"I am here."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"All u need to join and b able to leave msg is an email first last and password.. takes 3 seconds promise.. Please join"

This tribute was added by joy taylor on 7th July 2013

"I'm here Joy Taylor I just wanted to say you will be missed I really didn't know her well but did meet her twice and she was the sweetest women ever and had a smile that lit up a room and the beauty of an angel. Your family loved you so much and will miss u even more. But now u will live on through your daughter La Vada she is just like u with the biggest heart ever. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"And none of our family is even on. I think that i should figure out how to promote it better and try next sunday, since her ashes have not yet made it home."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"Sry, yes we can all share moments as u feel. However i believe that u are allowed to leave a longer msg if u write it in her stories instead of here"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"I didn't know about it until just a little while ago. LuLu"

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"He
llo others that just joined, sorry ill be patient."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"All that are joining now is myself, lulu, Linda , mom Lavada, and aunt casilean"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 7th July 2013

"Brandy will be posting something right now"

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"Thank you guys for joining, and to everyone takin a moment but not able to be at a computer as well. I dont think very many people got the msg of date and time. So if you can please let us no if u were unaware of this moment of memory, we are considering trying again to b sure all are invited?? ty"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"Is someone going to lead the discussion? Is there a format? or are we all just sharing memories...that sort of thing?"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 7th July 2013

"I am here !"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"okay. This is LuLu. I'm here."

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 7th July 2013

"Im here Brandy"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 7th July 2013

"My mom, LuLu, will be over to my house in a minute to join in your memorial."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 7th July 2013

"Hello, i dunno if anyone read my last msg, is there anyone joining me here now in Lorettas memory?"

This tribute was added by Misty Vargas on 6th July 2013

"This is LuLu (using my daughters Facebook to sign in to the memorial page), I used to work for Loretta, I would like to attend her memorial service if there hasn't already been one that I missed. Please contact me at 909-562-2788.
I'm so sorry to hear that she passed. My heart goes out to her children and loved ones."

This tribute was added by vj schafer on 6th July 2013

"I will always cherish the time we spent together from going to your house for the holidays when i was younger.    
To all the time we spent hanging out  in your room these last few years.
And even though i cant help but miss you now
i know those times will come again.
I love you Grandma"

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 4th July 2013

"Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a mesage for my grandmother. We would like to invite everyone to join us on Sun July 7 at 7:00 pm for a moment of memory for the loved and forever missed Loretta."

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 30th June 2013

"spent here was agony for you.  Knowing that you are no longer burdened with all of that, makes it a little easier for me to except that your gone. And I will never forget you And I will still miss you for a very very longtime. And please, please come visit me.....I know if anyone can make that happen you will...I LUV U from your BFF Linda"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 30th June 2013

"I feel selfish saying :I miss you so much and wish you were here:..I know deep in my heart that you are in a much better place and that you no longer feel any pain .  I truly hope that you have been able to finally find peace within yourself.  I know you;ve been hurting for a longtime now, both inside and out ,and that your have been ready to go for a longtime now and that everyday you"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 30th June 2013

"Loretta was my dearest and most beloved friend.  In fact she was so much more than a friend, she was the Mother I really never had, she was my confidant, she was my buddy. She was truly a child of God and I know that she is with him now.  I loved her very much, I will never forget her and I will miss her for a very, very long time. Anyone that knew her knew that she was truly a good person"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 30th June 2013

"Mom, i miss you everyday,I wish you did not have to go away,I light a candle,Sit and look at your picture,But it does not comfort me,My heart is breaking,The tears keep rolling down my face,That's what is comforting me,Every night before i go to sleep.    I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH MOM <3 xxxxoooo<3"

This tribute was added by Ashley Foster on 27th June 2013

"I Miss you so Much Grandma!!!!!! I cant get over missing you it hurts every time i think of you!!!!!!!!!!! I want to be with you I want to be where you are!!!! I want to give you a big fat hug!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 I LOVE YOU GRANDMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 And ALWAYS WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 26th June 2013

"Mom, I can still hear you calling my name, I wake up at night wanting to go to you and make sure your alright, When i eat i cant help feeling like going to you to see what you would like to eat,or asking "To keep it down" you might be asleep, Mom i hope you are always this close to me  and always feel that you are near me,I Miss and Love you so very much, <3  Your Daughter LaVada <3 xxxooo"

This tribute was added by David Shelko on 26th June 2013

"I will always remember the good times we had together in Colorado, Pennsylvania and California. I will also remember all the scary stories you told to Me and Geri growing up. May God Bless You and Keep You In His Loving Care. Love You Sister Loretta! Bro Dave."

This tribute was added by Nichole Solet on 25th June 2013

"I was too young to really remember you, and my dad didn't make it very easy towards the end....but I can say that you made a wonderful daughter and brought her up very well and I am very proud to call her mom and for that alone I love you very much. You will be dearly missed and forever remembered. Now you get to live a pain free life which will make life all worth all the pain and happyness."

This tribute was added by George Prats on 24th June 2013

"I will always remember Loretta teaching us the meaning of hard work and how to do things the right way. She was always there when someone needed a helping hand and had heart for those less fortunate. The world is a better place because of her and she will be sorely missed by many. Peace and comfort to all of you."

This tribute was added by Esther Custer on 24th June 2013

"I haven't seen or talked to Loretta in many years, but I remember her from my childhood, never forget the trip to CA when I was young. Prayers for your family, she will always be with you as you keep her in your hearts."

This tribute was added by geri fessler on 24th June 2013

"my dear sister
     i wish we could have had more time together then we did.  i will always remember the good times that we did have..please say hello to all the rest of our family and be there for me when it,s my turn....be at peace now because you surely do deserve it...love you...sis geri"

This tribute was added by carol smith on 22nd June 2013

"I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.. YOU WERE A BEAUTIFUL,SMART, FUNNY WOMAN..VERY CLASSY.I JUST LOVED THAT GREAT BIG SMILE YOU ALWAYS HAD ON YOUR FACE NO MATTER WHAT.YOU WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART..I LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER & EVER.LOVE CAROL..(AKA) WEBB"

This tribute was added by Ashley Foster on 22nd June 2013

"" This is to my Grandmother even though i didn't see you for many years it felt like i've always knew you when i finally saw you. I love you very much and you will forever be in my heart!!!!"

This tribute was added by Ashley Foster on 22nd June 2013

"I right this to my grandmother, even though i didnt see u for many years when i did see u it felt like ive always been with u!!!! I miss and love you very much!!!! you will always be in my heart!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Jessica Foster on 21st June 2013

"Grandma,
I'm very hurt over loosing you and not being able to say good bye but I know your here with each and everyone of us watching down . Thank you for everything you have said done and the great values you have thought me in life. Your great grandchildren and I will always remember the love you have shared with us."

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 21st June 2013

"Dearest Mother, I don't know what my life is going to be without you in it ,Not having you here is changing my life, I just wonder if the sadness ever goes away,You made so many happy and will never for get you, If god would have let me pick my own mom I could have never picked a mom as wonderful as you, I <3 YOU MOM !!! xxxxxooooo"

This tribute was added by La Vada Foster on 21st June 2013

"Please take a min and answer the 3 things you need to Leave a Tribute. Our family appreciates your taking a moment to register so you can leave a tribute and lite a candle. Thank you ."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 21st June 2013

"We are all mourning the loss of a great woman who has changes the lives of so many people. It didnt take much
from her, the flash of her warming smile, a much needed hug, or a home cooked meal most of her loyal customers
hadnt had in weeks."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 21st June 2013

"I no everyone is anxious for more information reguarding services and so on. It has been
Loretta's request for quite some time that she have no service, no viewing or any event to acknowlage her death.
Also, she has chosen to be cremated. She would rather us celebrate her life!"

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 21st June 2013

"We are doing our best to respect her
wishes still after shes gone, but we all know we just cant do nothing. Since she has touched so many lives from one
end of our country to another, we came up with a great idea to honor her wishes and her memories...."

This tribute was added by brandy prats on 21st June 2013

"Once we find out the date of cremation, we will let you
all know and designate a time for everyone to have a moment of memory and join us for a prayer and invite
you all to light a candle if or send a prayer if you wish. Please keep checking back over the next few days for more
information. Thank you all and we are all sorry for the loss of this amazing woman."


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