Date of Birth: July 03, 1933
Date of Death: February 13, 2023
Lorraine “Lori” Elander went to be with her family who have passed before on February 13, 2023. She was born July 3, 1933 in Minnesota. She moved to Arizona in the 1970’s with her family and worked for many many years as a cashier for Fry’s Food and Drug Stores. She is survived by her children Jeff and Bob Snyder and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She served in the US Navy Reserves during the 50’s. She was actively involved in the Swedish VASA Lodge, volunteering at The Herberger and Orpheum Theaters, and the WAVES (for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program “She sang with The Sweet Adeline’s for 2 decades”. Lori will be sadly missed by all her family and friends and will always hold a place in our hearts.
Lori will be laid to rest in a private ceremony with her family.
Lori was a delightful person to know. She enjoyed helping at theater and we shared that joy. Her smile always returned one and illuminated the space. She will indeed be missed in a world in need of joy. May the family enjoy her loving memory and inherit her grace.
Aunt Lori –
You will be remembered for your enthusiastic zest for life, your beautiful smile, and your infectious laugh. I am blessed that I was able to live with you, spend as much time as we did, and share our love of music, travel, and Sweet Adelines.
You WERE always my favorite Aunt (don’t tell Aunt Bunny), and of course, Mark’s favorite Aunt as well.
I will miss talking to you and trying to keep up with your active life. Love you lots – until we meet again, save me a spot at the card table with the rest of the Elander crew.
Love from your favorite niece, Mona
I cannot thank you enough for your friendship! When I think of you, I remember the day that you were there at the hospital when my son Scott was born in 1997 and from that day on you were “grandma” Lori. When Justin was born in 2000 you never batted an eye on him being your grandson. You have been such a big part of my kids’ life and always calling and checking in to see how everyone was doing. I am so grateful that Don and I were able to make it down to see you in December and spend the time with you that we did. From dinner at Red Lobster (your favorite) to lunch at Cracker Barrel, to just hanging out with you and going thru pictures and spending all the time with you that we could. Your spunky personality will be missed greatly. You are a remarkable person with such a huge heart! RIP sweet lady, You are loved more than words can say.