Keith & Keith Funeral HomeLoraine Birkby passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Summitview Health Care Center in Yakima, Washington. She was 99 years old.Loraine was born in Clayton, New Mexico to John Ley and Vera (Walker) Ley on August 20, 1918. She graduated from Edith McCurdy Mission high school in Espanola, New Mexico. In 1937, she moved to Denver, Colorado.She met and married her husband, John “Clark” Birkby, in Denver, Colorado in 1938. In 1942, they moved to Yakima, Washington.