Loren Watterworth

In Memorial

Loren Watterworth died 23 June 2011 peacefully in her sleep in Temple, Texas, just two weeks shy of her 51st birthday. She leaves behind her loving children, Jeffrey and Nicole Watterworth; her husband of 26 years, Randolph Watterworth; and her sister, Claire Jacobs, and niece, Mackenzie Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edmond Jacobs, Jr., and Noelie Turrentine Jacobs.

Loren was born in Houston, Texas, and spent part of her childhood growing up in Midland, Michigan, as well as in the Netherlands. Like her grandparents, her parents, and her sister before her, she graduated from Rice University. She went on to become a registered nurse and spent the past 15 years working at the VA Hospital in Temple, where she was loved and respected by her patients and her coworkers alike. In the past few years, Loren became an excellent poker player and rose quickly in the ranks of world class players. She came in 9th at the Ladies No-Limit Hold

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  1. Barb Bridge Muessig

    Lori was such fun I. Junior high and high school. We zipped around in her litttle orange MGB and hand a fun time. Through the years we lost close touch but when we did talk on facebook it revolved around her love of the kids and the great life you all had together. May God’s love, good friends and your memories carry you through these difficult times.

  2. My heart aches to know you and your children must suffer the pain and confusion over losing Loren. Know you are in my prayers. Know I am here when you need a shoulder to lean upon. If it helps, think of our shared laughter over the stories you shared while letting me glimpse your life with Loren.

  3. I never had anything but good things to say for this women know matter how many times she busted me on the table.Randy and family please know your in my thoughts and prayers.She will be remembered.Sorry so much.

  4. Brad and Sue Watterworth


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Praying that God’s peace and comfort will help you through this difficult time.

  5. Loren was one of my closest friends here at the VA, and one of the most compassionate nurses I know. She went to New York with me and we just got back from a cruse, but she will continue to travel with me through the rest of my life. Everytime I see a Ding Dong I will certainly smile knowing how much she loved them.

  6. Carmon Hughling- KDC

    My heart is saddened at your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Randy, Jeff and Nicole. Please call if there is anything I can do for you.

  7. Connie Henderson

    I was saddened when I heard about Loren; she was so young. I will keep your family in my prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Her spirit will always be there for you as you recall the wonderful memories spent together. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  8. Very sad to hear. Loren, you will be missed!

  9. Randy and family
    I am so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. She sounds like a wonderful person that will be truely missed.
    God Bless

  10. Dorothy Gantt & David (Shorty) Hein

    To Randy, Jeffery & Nicole –
    We know your hearts are broken. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. When playing poker with Loren, she talked about all of you with such pride. It was fun to play with her – she had a great competitive spirit.

    She will be missed by all.

  11. As George Elliot said: "Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."
    Farewell my fellow world traveler… You’re with the ages now and you will be missed.

  12. I only knew her a very short time, but I really enjoyed knowing her. Your family and Loren will be in my prayers–ERIC JETT

  13. Loren was a pleasure to work with and I pray for the comfort of your family during this rough time.

    "Bereavement is not the truncation of married love but one of its regular phases-like the honeymoon. What we want is to live our marriage well and faithfully through that phase, too." C.S Lewis – A Grief Observed

  14. Gaston geezy Gray
  15. You will be missed.

  16. To a wonderful person with a heart as BIG as Texas. Your play and entertaining stories will be missed on the felt and around the table.

  17. John Van der Wiel

    Randy –
    All my deepest condolences. I can only imagine your grief.
    You’ve been a wonderful and dedicated friend to me, and I’m always here for you.

    John Van der Wiel

  18. I was very sorry to hear of Loren’s passing; my prayers are with all of you. When I think of her, I see her smiling.

  19. jurgen schumacher

    To Randy and family
    my deepest condolence to everyone that loved Loren.
    Loren i will miss you……


  21. I had the pleasure of working with Loren for 9 years in the ICU. We shared many shifts together and many stories. I feel that I know her family from those stories. She talked about her family every day and it was obvious where her heart was. She was an excellent nurse and a person of very high morals that I respected very much. I learned from her and will miss her very much. Jeffrey and Nicole, she was so proud of you. Continue to make your Momma proud.

  22. We will miss you very much my friend. God will take care of you now and you will still be in my prayers always.

  23. Linda Morrison Lovick

    Loren was so full of life and love. I am just shocked and sad that she is gone. When we communicated via FB or email, she always spoke with such pride about her family, especially Jeff and Nicole. Her fun sense of humor and positive outlook have been a source of joy since I first met her back in 1977. Randy, Jeffrey and Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. Loren will be missed by many.

  24. I remember Lori from our MHS days…her stories of the Hague, elation at her acceptance to Rice (and the party that followed…)! Randy, always remember Christian Youth Growth Group. May God give You and Your family peace and strength as You adjust to this heartfelt loss….

  25. Rest in peace, Loren, and God Bless you and your family.

  26. Merle and Linda Stuchell

    Randy … Our thought and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief … May God bless you and give you comfort … Merle and Linda

  27. TO Randy, Jeff, and Nicole,
    My heart goes out to you! Loren was truly a great wife, mother, and co-worker that will be greatly missed.With deepest sympathy, Pamela Mikes and Family

  28. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I worked with Loren for several years at the VA. She was a very caring and sincere nurse. Loren, you will be greatly missed by your patients and colleagues. Rest in peace my Angel.

  29. I have worked with Loren for over 7 years in the ICU. She was always a positvie spirit and full of joy. One thing I can say—is that she CARED for her patients.

    We lost a true frien, and awesome Nurse! My prayers are with the family.

    Loren, no longer has to worry about being tired.

    Rest easy my Fried.


  30. Through the 10 years I worked with Loren, I came to respect her as a nurse and as a mom. She loved her children and demonstrated that love everyday. I will carry many sweet memories of our sharing stories about our children’s successes and latest adventures. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time!

  31. Rashidah N. Danquah

    I have known Loren for 8 years and have worked with her directly for 4 years. During this time she spoke of her family, especially her children. She was truly one of Gods flower. My sympathy to the Watterworth family. And
    to Loren,sleep my dear friend your work on earth is done.

  32. To Randy and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. I worked with Loren for many years.She was a truly caring person and good friend. I know from many discussions with her that her family was the most important part of her life. She will be missed.

  33. Loren will be missed greatly by all who knew her

  34. To Randy and the family, the thoughts and prayers from everyone at the Experis / Jefferson Wells Dallas-Fort Worth offices are with you. We wish to express our deepest sympathy and we are here to support you going forward.

  35. We are so sorry for your loss and have all of you in our prayers.

    Please let us know when a good time would be to bring a meal over as we know everything is a blur.

    Thinking of you.

  36. Thomas C. Grantham

    Expressing our deepest sympathies and condolences in this time of loss. We owe Loren for the many great memories afforded by Rose and Diva, as well as Luna. Working with her at the VA, I learned many valuable lessons that have undoubtedly made me a more careing provider for my patients. She will be missed. May God bless your family.

  37. Vennessa Williams

    To the Watterworth family:

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