Lori Anne Wright, age 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Sky Ridge Hospital in Lone Tree, Colo.
Lori was born on March 23, 1954, in Long Island, N.Y., to Henry and Agnes Lohman. She graduated from McAuley Catholic High School in Joplin, Mo., and attended Missouri State University. She got a job with Kustom/Gretsch in Chanute, Kan., and moved with the company to Nashville, Tenn. She then went to work for RR Donnelley & Sons Company and moved to Colorado while working for them.
Lori tied the knot to her long-time love, Thomas A. Wright III, on Aug. 2, 2008, at his daughter’s home in Parker, Colo. Lori and Tom had been together since 1992 and were known as a very happy common-law married couple. They moved to Bailey in 1996.
Tired of commuting to Denver, Lori started working for the Park County Republican and Fairplay Flume, the local newspaper, in August 1999, as a copy editor. She retired just a few years ago as the general manager. She loved the daily hustle and bustle of working for the local newspaper.
Lori lived a wholesome leisurely life through simple pleasures: relaxing at her beautiful mountain home, chatting and visiting with friends and family, traveling with her husband Tom, geocaching, spending time with her step-children and spoiling her two granddaughters. She loved living in the mountains and spying on the local wildlife through her wildlife cameras. She adored her dog Rocky, a little Jack Russell terrier, for whom, just a few years ago, she put her life on the line to rescue him from a savage mountain lion attack. Lori was brave, loving, compassionate and Tom’s “little pessimist.” She fought her battle against ovarian cancer with vengeance, until her very last breath.
Lori is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Wright III of Bailey, Colo.; stepson, Thomas A. Wright IV (Tee) of Aurora, Colo.; stepdaughter, Jennifer Ryan and her husband, David Ryan, and their children, granddaughters Ellie Ryan and Emery Ryan of Elizabeth, Colo.; brother, Robert Lohman and his wife, Carol, of Arvada, Colo.; her late brother Hank’s wife, Judy Lohman of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Lori was preceded in death by her brother, Henry (Hank) Lohman; her parents, Henry and Agnes Lohman; and her best friend, Lora Abcarian.
Family and friends whose lives Lori touched are invited to the Pines at Genesee, 633 Park Point Drive, Golden, Colo., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat.