Lorraine Maxine Stevens was born September 21, 1923 to Olive (Engle) and Delbert Gould in Pierre, SD. She spent most of her childhood living with her aunt and uncle, Nettie and Lou Engle in Woonsocket. When her mother re-married she was adopted by her step-father, Clarence Stevens. She lived at the state institution in Redfield from 1938 to 1967 and then spent eight years living with the A.C. Williams family of Frankfort. In 1975 she moved to Spencer and then Mitchell, living with the Otto and Esther Strong family. For five and a half years she lived with Clayton and Barb Strong in Mitchell and since August of 2007 she resided at Firesteel Healthcare Center.
She is survived by a step-brother, Alvin Stevens of Box Elder, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.