• Keith & Keith Funeral Home
    Yakima, WA
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Lori Claudette Roehl 1954 - 2013
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Monday, March 03, 2014
As the calendar days pass, I realize that it has been almost 6 months since you have passed, Lori. Unbelievable still that you are gone. I was a student at medex and can remember specifically two important things that you taught me. One was what a spondylolesthesis is (I was so impressed that you could pronounce it, a feat I have yet to master some days!) and you taught me the value of looking everything up that I don't know. Specifically, our group was stuck on a word in a case study and we asked you what it meant. You told us that it would be important for us to know it and we should look it up and discuss it's meaning. We did and I have not forgotten your important lesson since.
Thank you for your time and service here on earth, we sure do miss you!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I am so sorry that I have just heard of this tragedy tonight and my heart is broken. This message is to Lindsey. I have such sympathy for you. I grieve for you for the loss of your mom; I can not imagine the pain. You, Lindsey, are a beautiful creation, just as you are, created by God. Any one that has called you friend or has been acquainted with you has been blessed by your very being. You have always radiated such joy and life. You are such a kindhearted beautiful gifted young woman and I know your mom was extremely proud of you. Dearest Lindsey, I pray that you will have peace in knowing that our God is sovereign and has a plan even in the midst of such heartache. He has you in the palm of His hand, He knows you and He loves every fragment of your being. He is so proud to call you His daughter. You are so worthy of being a child of His, He adores you and lifts you up by His mighty righteous right hand. He covers you with His wing and you are the apple of His eye. You are safe in the arms of Jesus. Amen!
If you ever need me Lindsey please call me. Charlie Smith's mom-Kirsten Smith 969-4024. I love you dear one and have known you since you were a young child and have admired you as you have grown into such a lovely young woman. God Bless you and keep you and make His Light shine upon you. My love and sorrow and Hope and peace to you,
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Forever in my heart you will be Lori. I loved the way your eyes smiled at me, you talked with your eyes and made that serious face, I loved your trust in me with your prized possession, Lindsay. Your funny Halloween socks you wore into spring (always made me smile). I love that I always knew what to expect with you- your schedule stayed the same.. our talks, your support, visiting you at work. I loved being your personal shopper - taking your credit card shopping for clothes for you at Nordstrom, the can of Crisco in the bathroom "best night cream", seeing you daily was a gift to me -Thank you for being so good to me, for your support, your listening ear. I could go on and on... I will miss you and see you again in heaven Lori...till then I will forever love and remember you in my heart.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Querida Lori- Te mando el ultimo abrazo muy fuerte
Tu amiga Sophie

(Saludo a "Buddy")
Monday, September 23, 2013
I really enjoyed working with Lori....she was always very kind to patients and staff in ED at Memorial. I will miss her ready smile and positive attitude.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
All of us at the MEDEX program send our concern and support ot Lori's family
Lori worked with us for a number of years. She was an excellent and committed teacher who put her students first! They benefited from her wisdom and her energy. We will all miss her so much!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
We shared many fun moments together with you and Lindsey on our travels around the world. We will always remember your fun spirit. Bruce and Ginny Benson Benson Soccer USA
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I worked with Lori at Orthopedics Northwest and very much enjoyed her love of nature. She was always soft spoken and took her time with each and every patient she saw. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. My thoughts go out to her daughter.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Hoy despedimos a una amiga, que tan pronto nos dejó. Una bella persona , una mujer maravillosa, amable, un ser extraordinario, que tuve la dicha de conocer y disfrutar en su máximo esplendor. Hoy quiero recordarla con esos ojos azules que brillaban como dos luceros y esa sonrisa cálida y sincera que todos los días en nuestra estancia en EU nos regalo. Una persona fácil de querer y disfrutar, un ser encantador. Hasta pronto Lori, fuiste un ser muy especial que la vida nos cruzó, dejaste una huella indeleble en nuestros corazones, que jamás te podremos olvidar. Hasta cualquier momento. Diego y Carmen. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Our prayers and thoughts with the family, sometimes we don't understand Gods ways but we learn to trust Him, I ask You Lord to please comfort her family and friends forth it has been a terrible lost ,although her legacy, her goodness and her love will forever be with us ; The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Till then ..... love leave memories no one can't still ..........
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Our prayers and thoughts with the family, sometimes we don't understand Gods ways but we learn to trust Him, I ask You Lord to please comfort her family and friends forth it has been a terrible lost ,although her legacy, her goodness and her love will forever be with us ; The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Till then ..... love leave memories no one can't still ..........
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I worked with Lori at the MEDEX program, and I can only echo the many things others have said about what a great colleague she was. She gave her best for the students. She is gone much too soon.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I worked many years with Lori, and always appreciated her enthusiasm and zest for life. In the last few years when our paths would cross, she always had a warm greeting and a gentle tease. I will miss her--a great person and colleague.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Dear Lincey & Mr Dave

It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again.
I Always miss you Mrs Lorie always with beautiful. Smile and pretty eyes Running. To take buddy out them back to work I love you Mrs Lorie
Saturday, September 21, 2013
We have been grieving with you Dave, Lindsey and the Roehl family all week while at Wapato Point. It seemed fitting because it was all of you that first introduced us to that corner of the world and we spent a glorious day there with the Roehl family the summer Dave and Lori got married. We have so many fond memories of spending time with you and Lori - running, hiking, Cabo, dinners -and we will miss her deeply. She was such a beautiful, upbeat person who always had a positive thought for every situation. We look to find comfort in knowing she is in a more peaceful place and hope you all can too.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I am so sadden to hear the news of Lori's passing . She would always come into my work happy, full of life. We would talk many a time about our kid's. it seemed everytiime I was going to California Lori was going to. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers to the whole family .
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Lori , mi querida hermana del corazón

El dolor invade lo más profundo del pecho, estamos con los corazones desgarrados, no tenemos consuelo, por esta partida repentina hermana mía. Es muy difícil de sobrellevar, no hay manera de que podamos volver todo para atrás.
Nos negamos a perderte, nos cuesta imaginar la vida sin tu presencia. La impotencia y el desconsuelo socavan cualquier resistencia al dolor. Quiero abrazarte, quiero decirte que te quiero, que te queremos, que sos una mujer encantadora, fácil de querer.Quiero que sepas aunque ya lo sabías, que fuiste un ser especial en nuestras vidas y que nunca te vamos a olvidar.
Quisiera tener poderes para retroceder el tiempo. Volver unas semanas atrás, a aquellos días que fuimos tan felices, que nos regalaste junto a Dave, Lindsay y parte de la familia Roehl.
La vida nos cruzó en el camino hace muchos años y doy gracias por haber tenido la dicha de encontrar una hermana como vos y que ni el tiempo, ni la distancia menguó esta hermandad que sentíamos las dos.
Fuiste unica, una gran mujer, hermosa, bella, una excelente profesional, una esposa extraordinaria, una madre ejemplar, una hija incondicional, una hermana como ninguna, una amiga como pocas.
Cuantos planes teníamos por hacer, que lindo que fueron esos días intensos que compartimos y que vos nos regalaste. Nos hiciste disfrutar de todos los lugares, planificaste cada detalle y nos diste tu tiempo, que hoy esto tiene un sentido muy especial.
Gracias por entregarnos unos días inolvidables,quiero que sepas que te queremos con alma.
Lori, mi querida hermana del corazón, siempre estarás presente entre nosotros y ahora más que nunca ya nada nos va a poder separar, porque estamos unidas en nuestros corazones.
Hasta cualquier momento Lori y se que te cuida MAMA a quien vos querías y recordabas mucho.

Carmen, Camila, Nacho y Diego……tú familia Argentina…….
Buenos Aires, Argentina , 21.09.2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Prayers for peace and comfort to Lori's soul and for the family and friends that stay behind.
Friday, September 20, 2013
I first met Lori in 2007, when I started teaching at Medex. She was a role model for all of us; a champion for the underserved, passionate about teaching and lifelong learning, and a fierce advocate for students. Her sunny disposition lit up a room. My thoughts and prayers and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of this remarkable woman go out to her family, friends, colleagues, and former students. I will miss her.
Friday, September 20, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very sad time. I first met Lori when she was expecting Lindsi,as I worked for her OB. We were comrades in health care. Later we worked together whenever I needed a surgical assist in a pinch she was always reliable and willing to help. I considered her a friend when we would cross paths,she was absolutely beautiful.,lovable and capable. I'm just so sad that I will not have those moments again,but I will treasure her memory. She is now in Gods Care !!
My Deepest Sympathy Debbie DaBruzzi
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sending my deepest sympathy from Minnesota.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Dave and Lindsey--You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Lori was a beautiful person that touched so many people with her friendship, care, warmth and knowledge. There are no words that can explain the hurt and sorrow that you are feeling. May God give you strength, comfort and support in dealing with your loss. We will miss her smiling face and laughter. She will always be in our hearts. Love you guys--Take care and always know we are here for you.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Lori was a champion nurse practitioner and leader in our community serving as a role model for those of us in the field and the patients she served. Thank you, Lori for setting such a fast pace and running a race of excellence. I will miss you! Lindsay, clearly you will find comfort in your memories but when you ache for your mom, just look in the mirror and watch her smile back at you. You twinkle just like her. Dave, may the the love of those around you bring comfort.
Friday, September 20, 2013
I met Lori in 1982, when she first started work at YVFWC. Lori was a truly beautiful person, full of love and light. This world is a little bit better for having had Lori in it. I pray that God will give her family strength, the clear understandng that Lori is more alive today than she ever was and the knowledge that they shall see her again.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Dave, Lindsay and the Roehl famly,
My heart is broken. I share your grief during this loss.
Grief, like the ocean comes in waves, only to recede and come yet again.
But with time comes healing; Memories wash ashore
and are bathed by the golden sun.
Grab hold of these memories
and let them fill the emptiness May memories of Lori's golden smile and amazing energy bring you peace.

To Lori, friend, you went too soon. Thank you for dreaming, sharing and sweating with me for almost 2 decades. Your open heart and bright conversation will never be replaced. I miss you a lot. See you in heaven.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Lori was intelligent, no nonsense, with a very humerous side. I worked with her at Medex......and she was a pleasure to work with. She introduced me to cadbury eggs........thanks Lori!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Hi, it's Mary Stafford. I'm thinking of you all with every breath I take. My empathy, my sorrow, my thoughts & my love are with you at the deepest level of my being. I'm so so so sorry. LOVE, Mary
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Beauty comes in many forms. Lori was a multi-faceted gem. Stunning on the exterior; brilliant in intellect and gorgeous in her warmth, compassion and personality. We are all so truly blessed to have experienced her gift of being genuinely and totally Lori. May time and fond memories bring solace to the Roehl family and friends. xoxo, Margo Allan
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Lori was an amazing person and will be missed dearly.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I could always count on Lori for a smile and a great laugh. She lit up the room with her electrifying energy everywhere she went. I was blessed to have worked and played with Lori, and take rides in the convertible with her. Lori was a trusted friend, a supportive colleague, a free spirited individual, and a loving and compassionate person, who above all else was self-sacrificing.
My heart goes out to you Dave and Lindsay. There are no words that can sooth the loss and pain. Lori touched all of our lives in so many ways, and she will be remembered as the bright shinning gem, that she was.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I knew Lori through YVMH ED and enjoyed working with her. I am saddened by her unexpected passing. Prayers and thoughts for her family and loved ones.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I had the privilege to work with Lori in the 1990's at Farm Workers Clinic, and to experienced first hand her love for helping those in need and the less privileged. There is no doubt that she has touched many lives and her memory will remain with us forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

"God took you in his loving arms
He saw you needed rest
His garden must be beautiful
For He only takes the best"
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Dave, I am truly saddened to hear the news about Lori. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Its been since the early 1990's when I worked with Lori at Farm Workers Clinic. I recall her dedication, humor and compassion she had towards her patients. Lori's dedication has been inspirational for me. My prayers to her family during this difficult time.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Very sorry for your loss! I enjoyed being part of the "enchantment group" and will always remember her smile and positive outlook. I pray God gives her family peace, strength, and healing through this difficult time.
Tom Utigard, (Yakima, WA)
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lori was such an amazing role model and beautiful person to follow in life. I loved growing up with her guide and support, an amazing aunt that gave so much of her self to help me accomplish my dreams! I will forever love and miss her.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lori assisted with my hip replacement surgery in March 2013. I wrote her a thank you note since she did such a good job. Then I saw her at the Capital theater in the summer. She came up to me and shook my hand and thanked me for the note. I was so surprised that she would go out of her way to be so kind to thank me and remember me. She was such a pleasant and caring person that will be very much missed.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
So sad to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers. David, LaDonna, Lauren and Nick Chambard
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lori was very passionate and devoted. She had instructed in our PA program and would come in exhausted straight from work but give her all while in front of us. My prayers will be filled with words for Lori and her family during this difficult and unexpected time.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I was blessed to know Lori for many years. I first met her in the 1980's. We reconnected through work and common friends over the years. Lori was always kind, generous and upbeat. She was dedicated to her family and adored her daughter. No matter what was happening at work or in her life, she was always positive and upbeat. She was dedicated and hardworking. We reconnected once again in 2011 when I returned to work for the MEDEX Northwest PA Program. She jumped right in and made me feel welcomed, and helped me to get my bearings in medical education again. I am so grateful for the time we shared. I did not realized how precious that time would be. I will miss her.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
She touched many of us... She will be greatly missed!!! God bless her and her family!!!
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