MOIRA – Loretta Helena Decker, 89, of Moira, NY, passed away May 26, 2017, in Saranac Lake, NY, under the supervision of Hospice and the loving care of her youngest daughter. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Born November 17, 1927 in Knapp Station she was the youngest child of Stephen and Helena (Woods) Dishaw. She graduated from Moira High School in 1945 and later the Albany Austin School of Beauty Culture. In May of 1949 she united into marriage with Frederic W. Decker, of Moriah/Port Henry, at St. Mary's church in Brushton, NY. She owned and operated her own beauty shop in Moira, NY, before becoming a mother and housewife full time. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, and was a member of the Moira Vol. Fire and Rescue Auxiliary.
Loretta may best be remembered for her sharp wit as well as her love of animals. She enjoyed passing time talking with friends, working in her garden, reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She leaves behind four children: Sharon Decker of Spokane, WA; Laura Decker of Portland OR; Eric Decker of Colville, WA.; and Cindy Rockhill of Saranac Lake. NY. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Neil DeBeer, Jordan Rockhill and Ryan Decker, as well as one great grandson, Adriane DeBeer.
She is predeceased by her husband, Frederic, as well as siblings Leo Dishaw, Henry Dishaw, Gladys Goodrich, Amelia Dillibough, and Marjorie Robert.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Loretta may do so to the Moira Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com