March 14. 2013 7;43 pm
Where are you tonight in that cloudy zone? I wonder how you are. I hope you are smooth and peaceful, fully in Zen. I hope the Running Bear big brave Indian is with you. I hope the big blue cat is with you, padding along, like your 5-toed shoes, like you. I hope there is humor and light with you. I hope you are warm and comfortable. I hope the best for you. I love you, I hope love is all around you. I hope you visit me, kayak with me, fish with me, watch the manatees with me. I hope you ride wild through the woods on horses with me. You will be my inspiration. You had such full hopes. I will do my best to ride out your inspiring plans and hopes. I hope you are proud of me, I hope you visit me.
March 14.2013 8:46 pm
Are you well tonight? I am thinking about you, I think of you--
In the clouds;
In horses eyes;
In the stream rapids and fish flips;
The sunsets. Hawaii.
Skinny dipping in clear mountain lakes;
Instructing V-6 cowboys about streambed alterations;
The Sierras; Grass; Aloha beads; The Groin in Oahu;
when I see a Prius; :)
At Peles overlook, the bridge. Sailing and dumping you in Hogan. :) You arriving on your motorcycle--before you sold it, which was a smart move!
Kaihalua beach at night when the wind is blowing sand under the beached catamaran.
When it rains lightly.
When I get eggs from my Iowa chickens;
When I travel;
Picking blackberries at the Moke Hatchery;
The Mokelumne River; the Calaveras River;
When I see the ocean, the woods, Alaska, Paris... Anywhere!
Drinking herbal tea; taking care of my body;
Harvesting and drinking spring water from Tragedy Springs;
When a cocky kayaker fly fisherwoman shows up with a smirk and a string of fresh-caught trout;
When someone allows me to read to them in a tent;
When I see a game warden, or a peace officer...anywhere;
My lovely, thoughtful, searching, brave, determined, open, valiant, strong, bright-eyed, wise, old spirit, desperado, a little-bit-stubborn, friend.....
Always! thanks for letting me in.
Always ready for anything, fun times, great stories, and a truly amazing woman loved by all who knew her. We rode together, Blackie & Silver, miles and miles, and many a cookout in the Vacaville hideout. I loved fishing with you, so many wonderful times together. I will always hear your voice and will keep that one last cast for you. Farewell my friend. Tight lines. 'becca & Ric
My beautiful & spiritual friend Lori, who has been so brave and such an inspiration throughout the 29 years I knew her. I travelled to many amazing wildernesses in her capable hands for which I will treasure the memories of forever. ?
Academy mates, squad mates, and friends for over 24 years. Lori, Thank you for all the laughs, memories, stories, and your support through it all. Always in your 'unique' way, you constantly made me smile and laugh. What a great gal! I feel blessed to have known such a wonderful person. You will be greatly missed.
I met Lori in the Fish and Game Academy. I was lucky to have her as a squad mate for many years. She always impressed me with her great attitude towards doing anything. I worked with her in many of the counties including,San Joaquin, Calaveras,Sacramento, Contra Costa, Alameda. Lori always was a partner you could know would have your back. A compassionate and caregiver to the earth. Miss you Lori.
Lori and I knew each other from two spiritual places in Lodi,years apart.It's comforting to know I will see her smile again,crack "wise"and hear her raspy voice educate me on birds,horses,guns &lawbreakers -what a woman! blessings,L. Diana
Lori was so in the moment and so present in time. I loved hearing her stories from her job as Fish and Game officer, she always made it a little funny but she would remind us of the dangers. On a snow shoe trip up near Donner, the 3 of us; Jeanette, Lori and I and 3 dogs set out for a quiet walk through fresh snow only to find within an hour or so it started to snow and cover our tracks from where we came. None of us brought a cell phone or compass so the next hour or so we wandered, as it turns out in a circle near the parking lot. We laughed a lot over that.
Lori always had a good joke or some phrase she would share. I will miss her smile and laugh. The angels have their hands full now.
I know Lori from her first pack trip with UCD Extension and the Rock Creek Pack Station in July of 1998. I was the prof on board. That was one of the best trips I have taken in my 25 some odd years because of the people I met on the trip and because of Lori. Most of the guests on the trip were rather formal with me at the beginning of the trip...until they got to know me...not Lori...with her smile and great humor, she would tease me right from the start. I thought who is this person!!! By the end of the trip, she became a notable and wonderful friend over the years. She was a breath of fresh air. I heard many great stories later on about her job as a cook and wrangler on many Rock Creek Pack trips thereafter. She was much loved. Got to meet her annually at the reunion here at Davis in January. We would go out to a bar after dinner where Lori would let us all know the future of our lives and who we were by reading our palms. Was there anything that she was not good at? I believe Lori was put on this earth to do just what she did....bring joy to all of our lives. Thank you Lori, Jan
We enjoyed Lori's enthusiasm, friendliness and her positive outlook. We are glad she was a member of our club. Our deepest condolences to her family.
Her friends at Lodi Bowmen Archery Club
Lori, what a wonderful gift to us all. So positive, so stong and so loving. She never said no, always looking to participate without hesitation in the fullness of life. What fun we had! One day we will all be together again.
I had the opportunity to work with Lori during the first year of her career as a Game Warden she always had a great smile and she was fun to work with. The thing I will always remember most about Lori was her smile.
Raleigh E. Bowen
A contagious smile and wonderful sense of humour, that was Lori. There will be no other like her. She will be missed.
I remember Lori from grade school at Grant. I have 2 distinct memories. She came to my house when Gina Bornstein and I created at haunted house & she was scared to death! The second was when we were walking outside one day and I threw something on the ground. She freaked! I immediately picked it up and never litter anymore. I don't know if it was directly because of her but I have always remembered. She moved away but I never forgot her or wondered what happened to her. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. Nancy Jennings
Lori will be missed by all. She was a strong independent woman, a quality which I admired. She was an inspiration to me and I feel fortunate to have known her.
Lori will be missed by all. She was a strong independent woman, a quality which I admired. She was an inspiration to me and I feel fortunate to have know her.
She was a great Game Warden and truly loved her job! Nobody will ever forget her smile. It was truly fun to work with her. When I'd issue a citation for a Fish + Game violation, she'd say, "Thank-you for educating those violators."
So sorry to hear of this. I know she was dedicated to conservation and will be missed by her family and coleagues.
Lori was an inspiration to anyone who spent time with her. She loved the outdoors and shared her passion of hunting and fishing with her friends. Lori spent many days at the pond with my husband and boys. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Please know she touched the lives of so many simply by doing what she loved.
Brad and Suzanne Mead and Family
I knew Lori from her days of working out at the Moore's Karate studio in Lodi. She was always in a good mood and a lot of fun to work out with. Although I didn't know her real well, and haven't seen her in a long time, it's still sad to see the life of someone who truly knew how to enjoy it cut short. Miss Oldfather was a Brown Belt in the martial art of Shou Shu.
Lori, You will be so missed. You taught us all how to "chill out" and enjoy what's around us. My heart breaks. Tears.
So sorry to hear of Loris' passing. She was a great gal and a good archer. Ray knew her from working with her as a sheriffs' deputy and I knew her from Lodi Bowmen archery club. She was very knowledgable and interesting to talk to. Her life was cut way too short!! She will be missed by all who knew her.