Lorraine Elinor Hankins

lorraine hankins

October 23, 1933 ~ November 24, 2023

Born in: Leicester, MA
Resided in: New Braunfels, TX

Lorraine Elinor Hankins, 90, of New Braunfels, TX, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023 at her home. Born on October 23, 1933 in Leicester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Fred C. Harvey and Lucy J. Rathburn.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Kim Boyd, Tammie Harr, Lynn Triffet, Danny Beach and his wife Shannon, plus her 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous niece’s and nephew’s.
In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charles “Hank” Hankins, her son Ricky Beach and her siblings Hazel Goodrow, Dorothy Eccleston, Alfred Harvey and Fred Harvey.
Lorraine moved from Massachusetts in 1976 and started working for Lone Star Die Casting in Corpus Christi to help provide for her family’s needs. While working there she met Hank, they married in 1978 and when the shop transferred to New Braunfels in 1980 they relocated with it, retiring after 17 years in the die casting industry, Lorraine enjoyed reading biographies and true crime stories, as well as gardening, sewing, cooking, and a bit of travel to visit out of state family and friends, she also enjoyed spending time at the American Legion helping out when she could. Lorraine loved socializing, talking with and meeting new people, but mostly she loved spending time with her family at the home she and Hank built together. She was the foundation of our family and the rock we leaned on, we will miss her deeply. We would like to thank Hope Hospice of New Braunfels for helping with our mom’s care.
Services will be privately held at a later time.

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  1. Dear Hankins Family,

    Lorraine and Lynn were wonderful members of the our Amerian Legion Auxiliary unit in New Braunfels. They volunteered and donated their time, money, and items to help us support the veterans, families, and children in our community. They were an asset to our organization. Lynn was always so wonderful to yearly donate Dooney and Bourke purses to our children’s program that went to assist sick children. We could always count on Lorraine and Lynn to help in any way and they were always there at the drop of a hat when the Auxiliary needed anything. We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies to the Hankins Family and pray that the Lord provides comfort. We will remember Lorraine fondly for her grace, generosity, friendship, and volunteerism in our organization.

    Sandi Schendel, Past President Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Unit 179

  2. We both loved Lorraine and always knew family came first. She was a true lady and we will always hold her in the highest regards.

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