Memorial services for Worland resident Lorene C. Bear are today (Thursday, June 27) at 1 p.m. at the Worland Middle School auditorium with Pastor Kent Dempsey of First Baptist Church in Basin officiating. Lori, 52, died June 23 at the Washakie Medical Center.
She was born June 2, 1961, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Keith Stothard and Beatrice Shirley Geedy Hibbard. She grew up in Rochester, N.Y. When she was 13 years old, the family moved to Shell (in 1973). She married Michael Charles Bear in Shell on Nov. 23, 1979. The couple moved to Worland in 1980.
Lori groomed dogs for over 25 years. She loved being outside, working in her yard, painting her house, four-wheeling, boating, and shoveling snow. An accomplished seamstress, Lori was always making something for family and friends. Spending time with her family was a special occasion for her.
Lori was not afraid of tackling any kind of job and was dubbed “Mrs. Fixit.”
Her parents and brother Chuck preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Mike of Worland, sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua and Amber Bear of Worland, Craig and Amber Kiser Bear of Gillette, and Daylan and Joshua Bear of Worland; one daughter, Amber Marie of Casper; brother Wayne Hibbard; three sisters, Kathy Dabin of Avon, N.Y., Susan Matson of Laurel, Mont. and Stephanie Bower of Worland.
A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations in Lori’s name for an education fund established for Daylan and Joshua can be made to Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.