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Obituary - Loretta North



Loretta North of Shingle Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 20, 2011, with her wonderful husband of 43 years, Max North, by her side.  She is also survived by her two daughters, Sara and Vanessa. 

Loretta was well known for her great love of the Tennessee Walker which began when she was in college and was introduced to the breed and her future husband, Max, by college roommate Anita North (Heitzler).  Loretta and Anita trained and showed locally with Leonard Dunn and J. D. Landers, Jim Landers’ father. 

Loretta’s accomplishments were many both locally and nationally on her Tennessee Walkers Namron's Copper Pride (Coppe), Score's Wildcat (Cat) and 2006 Dam of the Year Coin’s Heiress (Heiress), among others.  Loretta showed at the National Celebration on One Last Time Around (Angel), Sheza Reba (Reba), A Drop of Gold (Rosie) and A Silk Lining (Cloud).  Loretta was fondly known in the industry social circles, often by her nickname "Copper" and made many life long friends showing her beloved Tennessee Walking horses.  In fact, it was just a short time ago, with the sun shining on her face, that she and Max drove one of their darling horses, I Am Sam I Am (Sammy) and could see all the horses 'activities on the Shingle Springs property.

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