Lori O’Berry, 74, passed away on 7 January 2021, surrounded by her family.
Lori, born on 5 October 1946 to George and Mary Batal in Lawrence Massachusetts, immediately brought joy and laughter into the world.
Lori went on to graduate from St. Mary’s high school in 1964. After graduating from high school, Lori went on to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in public health from Troy State University.
Lori’s desire to help others kicked off more than 4 decades in the nursing field.
In 1967, she met Ben and the two were inseparable from that point on. Lori and Ben were married for over 52 years and had two children, Ben and Christy.
Lori was a fiercely dedicated mom to her children, raising them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to Lori, a value she instilled in all those around her. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.
Lori is survived by her loving husband, Ben; her children, Ben and Christy; her grandchildren, Ben, Aneira, Brenin, and Rhys; and her sisters, Carole and Terri. She was predeceased by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lori’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/.
An in-person memorial service will be held on 18 January 2021, at 10:00 am Mountain Time, at the Shrine of Remembrance, Colorado Springs, CO. The memorial service will be live streamed for those that cannot attend. A virtual Celebration of Life will follow at 12:30pm Mountain Time. There will be an opportunity for attendees to share memories of Lori during the Celebration of Life. Virtual links will be provided prior to the service.