Lore Caro Labby (1926-2019)
Lore Labby was born on January 19, 1926 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the only child to Paula and George Caro. Her mother died when she was 11, and her father was frequently hiding from Nazi authorities, so Lore lived for several months at a time with family friends. The day after she turned 14, on January 20, 1940, she and her father were finally able to board the ship Conte di Savoia in Genoa, Italy bound for the United States. The trip took 10 days. After a week in New York, they traveled to Chicago, and from Chicago by bus to Portland, Oregon.
In Portland, Lore and her father stayed with an uncle before settling into a home of their own. She attended Franklin High School during her freshman year, and then Grant High School through graduation. She then attended Reed College and graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1947.
She met Robert Labby shortly thereafter and they married in 1948. They had two sons, Paul and Larry, and the family have been longtime members of Congregation Beth Israel.