10-15-1952 - 01-25-2015
Lori Kay Densley Packard was born in Murray, Utah on October 15, 1952 to Richard LaVern Densley and Lydia Ann Jenkins. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1960, the faith to which she strongly adhered her entire life. She grew up in Midvale, Utah where she graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1971. She attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City, Utah beginning in 1971. She graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family Life and Child Development. She was married to her college sweetheart, Ric Packard, on December 13, 1974 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. She moved with her husband to Vancouver, Washington in August of 1975, where she lived and raised 4 children until 2001. She owned and operated Teddy Bear Children's Center in Vancouver from 1992 to 2003.
In 2001 the family moved to Oak Harbor, Washington. Lori was the director of the YMCA Before and After School Programs from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 Lori and Ric moved to Snohomish County to help care for their two young grandchildren. While there, she worked on the Tulalip Indian Reservation as an educational aide at Tulalip Elementary. She also worked as an aide and a volunteer at her grandchildren's school. In 2011, Lori began the fulltime job of caring for her husband who was battling Leukemia.
Ric and Lori moved to Pocatello, ID in the spring of 2014 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. She quickly became involved with children once again, working regularly as a much loved volunteer in Mrs. Johnson's kindergarten class at Gate City Elementary.
Throughout the years, Lori served in various church callings, the most rewarding of which were with children and young women. She was known throughout the communities and wards she lived in for her service, especially to young mothers and children. She enjoyed reading fantasy and romantic drama. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Lori is preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Lydia Densley; her brother Richard Densley; her sister Dorothy Prince; her father-in-law Don Packard; her infant children Joseph and Thomas; and her daughter Emily Dade.
She is survived by her husband, Ric Packard; her children and their spouses, Amanda and Cory Bennett, Maggie and Jacob Liljenquist, Andrew and Joni Packard, and Gary Dade; 10 beautiful grandchildren; her sisters, Karen Densley, LaNita Brinkerhoff, and Colleen Densley; and many beloved nieces, nephews, brothers in-law, and sisters in-law.
Funeral services will be held at the Pocatello, ID LDS chapel, 2300 Butte Street, Pocatello, ID at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 31. Internment and grave dedication to immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Donations can be made in Lori's name to the Bannock Youth Foundation Family Resource Center, 403 N. Hayes St., Pocatello, ID 83204. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilksfuneralhome.com
Published by Idaho State Journal from Jan. 27 to Jan. 30, 2015.