Eva “Garlene” Lorenz, 80

Born Saturday, August 3, 1940

Died Thursday, May 27, 2021

Eva Garlene Lorenz of Muskogee, OK, passed away on May 27, 2021.
Garlene was born on August 3, 1940 to Gerald and Janetta Bacon in Warwick, OK. After graduating from Welston High School in 1957 at the age of 16, she immediately began working. She held several positions during her life as an administrative secretary and was an extraordinary homemaker and stay at home mom.
In 1955, Garlene met the love of her life A.C. Lorenz. They wed in 1959 and were married for 61 years until A.C.’s death in 2020. A.C. and Garlene built their life together first in Edmond Oklahoma and then in Muskogee. They have 3 children, Chris, Ronnie, and Lisa. Without a doubt, Garlene’s greatest joys in life came when she took on the role of caregiver to her grandchildren. She loved every minute of that time where she affectionately and will forever be remembered as Mimi. Garlene exuded a kind and loving nature to everyone she ever encountered making her beloved by so many.
Garlene is survived by her children: Chris Lorenz, Ronnie Lorenz and his wife Angela, and Lisa Lorenz-Potts and her husband Robert Potts, and 4 grandchildren, Trey Potts, Bethany Potts, Joshua Lorenz and Tiffani Bailey.
A double celebration of Garlene and Albert Carl "A.C." Lorenz's lives will be 2PM, Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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