Lorie Ann (Pieters) Dalton died peacefully on July 25, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, embraced by the forever love of her family. Lorie was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sept. 11, 1931 to J. Roelof and Loraine (Parent) Pieters.
On Dec. 27, 1952, she married the love of her life, Maurice J. (Bud) Dalton who had spotted her on the football field where he was participating in warm-ups while she was representing the freshman class as Homecoming Queen. They raised their family in Northbrook, Illinois and upon retirement settled in Ponte Vedra Beach.
She was the most loving and devoted mother, delighting in her children's activities and always being there for them in their time of need. She was a "social butterfly" who enjoyed being with her many friends and prided herself in being stylish and classy.
Lorie is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years and her four children, Diane Whittow (Brian), Linda Cooper (Dave), Susan Landgraf (Mark), and Jim (Julie) Dalton. She is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren who could always bring a smile to her face.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice Anne & Donald McGraw Center for Caring at 4715 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 545 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082 with Father David Keegan as Celebrant.