Loretta Shouppe-Urdock, 80, of Valdese NC, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Born in Burke County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Shouppe and Bertha Mull Shouppe.

Loretta was a member of the Laurel Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Loretta’s life was filled with a dedication to her family and a career in service to others as a Nurse for the State of North Carolina at Broughton Hospital, Morganton NC. Loretta was known for her kindness, caring, and compassion. She loved travel to visit with her family and especially her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. At the end of her life, she felt she had accomplished her personal goals and was happy with the arc of the life she lived.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Bobby Port of Glen Alpine NC, Larry Shouppe of California, Laura Maples of California, Michelle Skelton of Morganton NC, Lois Jongberg of Valdese NC, Leslie Jongberg of Montana, C.C. Shouppe of California; grandchildren, Thomas Shouppe, Patrick Poteat, Bo Cook, David Maples, Mana Shouppe, Harrison Greer, Carson Shouppe; great-grandchildren Devin, Conner; brother Larry Shouppe; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in passing by her husband Fredrick Urdock, and brother Stephen Shouppe.

A celebration and reflection of Loretta’s life will be held later amongst family and friends.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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So sorry for the loss of Loretta. I remember her as such a sweet girl in school. May Jesus comfort you in this time. 🙏🌹

—Wanda Price Bunting

I will always cherish memories of Loretta and her family.Haven't been in touch for years. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.She was such a beautiful person and loved her family.RIP

—Joyce Williams

My memories of Loretta and her brothers Steve and Larry go back so far. School friends, church friends, and just family friends, from growing up on the Laurel.. such wholesome times and memories, of school / church camping, “ pulling taffy”, Sabbath afternoon hikes,… just good times. Thankful we have a Savior that loves us as we wait for His return. Condolences to Loretta’s family and friends.

—Wanda Branch Mace