Lorene W. Ritz, 96, of Omak, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, after an extended period of declining health. Lorene was born July 27, 1917 in Linn County, Mo. to Oley Estes Guyer and Pearl Woodside Guyer.
Lorene and her late husband, Glenn H. Ritz, owned and operated Ritz Texaco for many years in Omak, Wash., later owning and operating, logging trucks and long haul trucks with son, Larry.
Lorene and Glenn enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping and had fun many years at their cabin at Omak Lake.
Lorene was preceded in death by her, Glenn Ritz; daughter, Loretta and son, Larry. In addition to brothers, George, Loren and Nolan Guyer.
Lorene is survived by granddaughters, Laura Ward, Lisa Bushong and Kari Ritz. and great-grandsons, Doug Hobart, Matt Ward and Jake Ward.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Okanogan Valley Memorial Garden on Conconully Hwy, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and Okanogan County Crematory are entrusted with the services.