Covenant Presbyterian Church
607 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dorlyne J. Genrich

1930 - 2019
Dorlyne J. Genrich Obituary

Dorlyne was not just beloved wife and companion. She always brought an organizational presence to most any situation and conversation.

The ability to bring about a a certain "presence: always put her in a position of leadership. Because of her religious upbringing, her entire life was church-oriented from find her husband forward.

Dorlyne Jean Hochuli was born in Anaheim, California February 1, 1930, to Alta Betz Hochuli and Walter C. Hochuli, followed by her sister Joan, born November 11, 1932.

She graduated from Anaheim union High School in the class of 1947, fuller Junior College in 1949 and University of Redlands class of 1951. She had a BA in a music major and was Sigma Alpha Iota.

She began her career teach second grade in Merced, California. It was there that she met and married her husband, junior high science teach Howard Genrich in June, 1953.

After Howard received his Master's Degree and accepted a science teaching position in Long Beach, she worked in school offices and raised three sons.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Howards D.; sons Martin E. BS (Kris), Washington State Fish and Wildlife Biologist, children Erin Charles MA, (spouse Cort) great granddaughter Juliet Christine, Brian M., USFS Smith River Hotshots, Catlin M. Paradis BA, (spouse Michael), great granddaughterCharlotte Mae; Daniel H. BA (Kim) Denver Water, Applications Development Manager, Children Nick M. Denver Post Office. Nathan D., Long Beach and Evan R.D., Colorado School of Mines, PhD Candidate. Timothy W. BS (Dianna BA) CEO New West Oil Company, children Geoffrey E. BA (Amber), New West Oil, Greg W. BA Phoenix. Brother –in-law Howard Donald Stanfield BS, Junior High Social Studies Teacher.

Dorlyne's many leadership activities also include:
Being an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church on Third and Atlantic. This includes being a Ruling Elder, Deacon, president of their couples club, and on the board of the Women's Association. Past president of the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity for women. She also enjoyed being the PEO fraternity, chapter CB. She spent many years with the Salvation Army Auxiliary. In these latter days, she greatly enjoyed her daily exercise group of "Curves," with their weekly gathering for morning refreshment at the Grounds Café.

Some other activities that she would like to include: Hiking the 50-mile loop trail over the Vogelsang Pass at 10,300 feet in Yosemite Park; tent camp outings with boys; antique car touring with husband Howard in the 1920s Model "T" Fords; maintaining the cabin at Big Bear and traveling extensively around the world.

In conclusion. it should be pointed out that she is the one to bolster and amplify the family fabric.

There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. Third St., Long Beach, CA 90802
Published in Gazette Newspapers on Aug. 8, 2019
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