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Lorri Gaye Wells

03/06/1964 - 11/05/2019

Lorri Gaye Wells, age 55, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  She was born March 6, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona. The middle sister, she was the funny one, her goofy persona hiding a well of profound insight. Always quick with a come-back or a sage remark, she seemed to have brought knowledge from another world. As a child she was fearless and trusting. She wasn’t afraid to be tossed in the air or to ride the scariest roller coaster. She never knew a stranger and was outgoing and kind. To her family she was loyal and protective.  As a toddler, she defended her older sister when she chased away the neighborhood bullies with her Corn-Popper push toy.  She was an excellent student who loved learning and graduated early from high school with honors.  Her reading interests were diverse, from books about strife in Beirut or economic systems of Japan to Jane Austen. She loved music, played the piano and had a deeply expressive singing voice. Andrea Bocelli and Chris Isaak were two of her favorite music artists.  She endured great hardship with utmost grace. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed.

Lorri is survived by her mother, Lynn Wiley, and father, Larry Wells; sisters, Kelli McDill (Robert)and Lisa Wells; nephews, Beau (Karly)and Ryan McDill, niece, Allison McDill along with many other loved ones especially the love of her life, her dearest friend and companion, Alan Stater. The family chooses to celebrate Lorri’s life in a private manner, but thanks those who loved her for their condolences.

Condolences

  • Jill Greenfield Dickens

    Sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
    Much love,
    Jill

  • Kelli and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are going up for comfort during this time.
    Love to you
    Sissy Reef

  • Kelli and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are going up for comfort during this time.
    Love to you
    Sissy Reed

  • Roger and Becky Knapp

    Lorri , I hope yu soar among the clouds on Eagles Wings……Kelli and Robert and family, we are sorry to learn of your loss love coming your way!

  • So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family!!
    Sara

  • I remember Lorri as extremely intelligent. Once we had an in depth conversation weighing the merits of Jungian Psychology versus Freudian. I hope all of you can find comfort . Love to you and your family. Cynthia

  • I am so sorry for the loss of this sweet soul. I will always remember her as my sweet, caring and lovely cousin. I will continue to keep all the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of this sweet soul. I will always remember her as my sweet, caring and lovely cousin. I will continue to keep all the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John McConnaughey

    We are sorry for you loss. I remember Lori as a kind and caring person, and as a friend and companion.

  • Chuck Jarrett & Deandra Bishop

    Kelli, We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. Your Facebook tribute was so very sweet. We hope to see you in Robert in Loreto this winter.

  • Lorri and I were co-workers at Aetna. She was always willing to go above and beyond her job description if someone needed help. Lorri’s vast knowledge, her kind, gentle nature & her quick wit won over the many “Home Office Big Wigs!” She used those very words to our H. O. CEOs!! I’ve never seen that particular shade of red in or outside of nature (she blushed furiously!) I’m a better woman today for having known Lorri way back then. Til we meet again, I’ll remain your friend TLG! 🤓💌🧚🦋🎼🎶🎶🎹🖥️⌨️📈👠👗

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