Lori Parry, 78, passed away on October 4, 2023, in Lawrence, KS after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born on August 12, 1945 in Oakland, CA, to Edward Amancio Carvalho and Lucetta Eleanor Appleton.
Lori graduated from Castlemont High School in 1963. Although she never graduated college, she was proud to have been a student of the University of California at Berkeley. A poet at heart and a technical writer and medical editor by profession, her writing career began with comedy sketches for radio titans Casey Kasem and Ron Chapman. Lori retired from the American Academy of Family Physicians when macular degeneration stole her ability to read manuscripts.
Lori married her beloved Skip, George Allen Parry, on Valentine's Day in 1985. She had one daughter, Kelly Parry, from a previous marriage to William Reicherter, who died of glioblastoma in 1982. Together, they were loving parents to Kelly, as well as to Loni Parry of Idaho and Darryl Root of Utah, Skip's sons from a previous marriage.
Lori was best known for her sharp wit, her way with words, and her love of animals, particularly Norwegian Elkhounds and papillons. Although macular degeneration stole her sight, and Alzheimer's stole her memories, until the end she maintained her sense of humor, as well as her gratitude for those who loved her and helped her.
Lori is survived by daughter Kelly Parry, of Lawrence, KS; son-in-law Matt Baier, also of Lawrence; grandchild Cat Parry, of Oregon; Loni Parry and Darryl Root, and their children and grandchildren; as well as nieces Lisa and Cathy Carvalho.
Lori is preceded in death by previous husbands Ron Lozier of California, William Reicherter of New York, and George "Skip" Parry of Olathe, KS. She is also preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard Carvalho, and nieces Tammy and Patty Carvalho
A private service will be held over Zoom at a date to be determined..
Memorial donations can be made in Lori's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or to your local Humane Society.