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.