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Orah Lorene "Lori" DeGiulio


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Orah Lorene "Lori" DeGiulio Obituary
Orah Lorene 'Lori' DeGiulio, 75 of Sterling, Idaho left her family and friends to go to meet her husband, Alan, in Heaven on June 9, 2016. Heaven is getting a real treat and she will be missed dearly.  
Lori is the daughter of Walter Harvey Day Sr. and Orah Fay Day born on February 10, 1941 in Warsaw Missouri. Times were hard growing up but she could always "whip up" a good meal out of nothing for her brothers whom she cared for dearly. Throughout her youth, her family moved frequently and were never in same school two years in a row, moving from small town to small town. She always said she graduated at the top of her class as valedictorian, salutatorian, and was voted "best legs" as she was the only graduate of Beatty high class of 1959. 
While waitressing in Beatty, NV she met the love of her life, Alan DeGiulio. She was head over heels for this tall, dark, handsome Italian man in the air force uniform ordering coffee just as he was smitten over this beautiful tall hour glass blonde. One of their first dates was tracking the Russian "Sputnik" satellite. As time passed, Alan had to retreat home to Idaho, but still had Miss Lorene Day on his mind. While on a fish hauling job, Alan's route drove right past his long lost love. He whisked her away on his chariot – the fish truck- to Ely, NV where they got hitched. Regardless of truth, Lori always said she met Alan tired, hungry, and broke. She took him in, fed 'em, fattened 'em up, and married 'em. 
Proceeding their "fishy" elope, Lori's family was worried that she ran away married a tent-dwelling sheepherder in Idaho, but they later found out he was only a home-steading cattleman. While living on the farm, Lori learned to drive tractors, raise crops, tend cattle, and how to feed a hoard of hungry workers. They had two beautiful children they were quite proud of: Wendy the nurse and Lane the educator. Lori was an amazing cook and enjoyed the company of her many friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Club, was quick to knit an afghan for church fundraisers, and has made countless prom and wedding dresses. She especially enjoyed visiting her many relatives throughout the country. 
In 1982, Lori went back to school and became a beautician. She opened "Lori's Chair" beauty salon in Aberdeen, ID. Lori had a kind heart and was always giving away haircuts to service men and missionaries. She charged one of her sweet regulars only $1 for haircuts because of her limited budget. Lori was always there to help someone in need and had the biggest heart of all.  
She is survived by her brothers: Jerry Day, Randy Day, David Day; Sister: Pat Hunter; Marylyn Sidwell, Stepmother: Beryl Day; Children: Lane and Paula DeGiulio, Wendy and Lynn Nugent; Grandchildren: Alex and Matt Weaver, Olivia DeGiulio, Rick and Sara Havlicak, and Chelsy and Turan Harten. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Alan DeGiulio, brothers: Richard Sidwell and Walter "Butch" Day Jr.  
A special thanks to her dear friends Ruth Gneiting, Marylyn Sidwell, Richard and Cheryl Koompin, and to her wonderful caretakers Connie Blackburn and Melanie Welch. 
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling, in Blackfoot. A graveside service will follow the viewing at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Springfield Cemetery, 1917 W 850 S, Springfield, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on June 14, 2016
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