In Loving Memory of Dr. Robert Lorence: 1940-2022


Dr. Robert James Lorence was born in Yakima, Washington, to parents Charles Martin Lorence and Kathleen Esther (Pollock) Lorence. Bob passed away Dec. 27 in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 82.  

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Kathleen Lorence; his grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles and other family members. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Lorence; sons, Jon (Tricia) Lorence, of Umatilla, Oregon, and Bob (Dee) Lorence of Umatilla, Oregon; daughter, Jennifer (Craig) Westling of Filer, Idaho; and grandchildren, Paul Lorence, Megan Lorence, Katelyn (Brady) Butters, Ryan Lorence, Aubrey Westling, Taylor Westling and Chase Westling. Bob is also survived by sister Kathie (Thomas) McManus, of Umatilla, Oregon, and numerous cousins.  

To view Bob’s full obituary, please go to  A celebration of life will be announced in the spring.