Lorene May Baugher, 92, of Stanardsville passed
away Friday, January 22, 2016 at Grace Health and
Lorene was born May 19, 1923 , daughter of the
late Samuel and Anna Miller May. She was the second
daughter in the family and her father, wanting a
son, gave her the interesting nickname of “Bill,”
which many family members and friends called her
throughout her life. She was lifelong member of
Swift Run Baptist Church, were she served as a
Sunday School teacher and was active in the church’s
ministry throughout her life. She was also a
graduate of William Monroe High School and attended
her 70th class reunion in 2010.
Lorene was preceded in death by husband of 62
years, Elmer R. Baugher. They owned and operated
Baugher’s Service Station on Route 33 in
Stanardsville for 31 years. She also worked for
Stromberg-Carlson and the Greene County Primary
In addition to her husband and parents, she was
preceded in death by a son, Ray E. Baugher; a
brother, Wallace E. May; a sister, Merval “Polly”
Brill and two sons-in-law, Clifton R. “Bootsie”
Butler and Vincent Wayne Dean.
She is survived by two daughters, Faye B. Dean
and Shirley B. Butler, both of Stanardsville; two
granddaughters, Dana B. Garrard and her husband,
Knight of Lynchburg and Audra B. Taylor and her
husband, Chris of Ruckersville; a grandson, Shannon
D. Dean of Stanardsville; two great-granddaughters,
Katherine and Kara Taylor; and two great-grandsons,
Ryan Taylor and Paden Garrard; a daughter-in-law,
Karen M. Baugher; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Haney
and Rebecca May.
Lorene was a loyal and devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly
missed by all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Ryan Funeral
Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia
with the Rev. Mark Holder officiating. Interment
will be held at
Stanardsville Public Cemetery
at a later date.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made in Lorene’s memory to the Swift Run Baptist
Church Building Fund, 12340 Spotswood Trail,
Ruckersville, VA 22968
The family would like to extend their heartfelt
thanks to the staff of Grace Health and Rehab for
their special care.
An online guestbook is available at