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Major Lola L. Bacon was promoted to Glory Jan. 20 from Albany, Ore.

Lola Hoffman was born in Lovelle, Wyo., May 9, 1937, to William and Gladys Hoffman. She served in the U.S. Navy and married Floyd C. Bacon in 1957.

In her candidate’s papers for admission to officer training, Bacon wrote of her holiness event: “Even now it thrills me. It was in April 1971 at youth councils in Spokane, Wash., that I ‘reached out and touched the Lord.’ It was Sunday morning and we were singing that prayer chorus for the last time when I actually felt like my life had just begun.”

Bacon attended The Salvation Army School for Officer Training from 1973-1975, graduating with the Soldiers of the Cross Session. She and her husband held appointments as corps officers in Sitka, Alaska, from 1975-1977; Juneau, Alaska from 1977-1984; Vancouver, Wash., from 1984-1991; and Glendale, Calif., from 1991-2001. The couple retired in 2001 but came out of retirement to serve in Albany from 2007-2011.

Bacon enjoyed sewing, stamp collecting and arts and crafts of all kinds. She was active in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Floyd C. Bacon of Albany; foster daughter Kathleen Johnson (Dana) of Port Angeles, Wash.; son William Bacon of California; two nieces and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Salvation Army Albany Corps held a celebration of life Feb. 4 with Cascade Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Eda Hokom officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Albany Corps Building Campaign.


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