Lorraine Santschi Dove
Lorraine Santschi Dove passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016 in her 100th year. Lorraine was born in Chicago and was attracted to dance at an early age. She studied at the acclaimed Merriel Abbott School of Dance performing in London, Paris, New York and was featured at the Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago. Lorraine relocated to Honolulu in 1950 at the urging of fellow Merriel Abbott dancer, Jo Flanders, who was associated with the Punahou Dance School. Lorraine went on to seven starring roles both in song and dance at Diamond Head Theatre from Oklahoma to South Pacific. Lorraine became a board member of Honolulu Theatre for Youth and retired as Managing Director. She was active in many community activities until she and husband, Harry Dove, moved to Waimea, Hawaii. Lorraine assisted Richard Smart in establishing the Kahilu Theatre Guild. Dance and theatre remained the love of her professional life. On her return to Honolulu, she maintained her cultural interests, community activities, and was an active member of St. Clements Episcopal Church in Makiki. "Who do I tell myself I am? I am someone grateful for the experiences and even the challenges I've had-----and for the opportunity to keep learning -----and to contribute." Lorraine is survived by Mary Dove Bogust (Chris) and Billy Dove (Irene), 2 grandchildren and lifelong friend, Neva Rego, and many other friends. A private burial is planned.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased