Lorrie Douglas Dyer passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah after 2 massive heart attacks.
Lorrie was born in Prescott, Arizona on October 12, 1966 to Larry Wayne Dyer and Eleanor Colleen Eckel. He spent his childhood in Prescott AZ, Grand Junction CO, Orangeville UT, and Pleasant Grove UT, where he graduated in 1985. He served a mission to Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he discovered a love for the culture. You would often hear Lorrie striking up conversations in Spanish whenever he could.
He was married to Cori Rose Ehlers and together they had three children: Jerehl, Emilee, and Spy, whom he loved with all his heart. They later divorced. On Sept. 6, 2017, he married the love of his life, Kathy Lynn Doman. Kathy and Lorrie spent five amazing years together.
Lorrie was a problem-solver. If he didn’t know the correct answer to something, he would research and investigate until he came up with the best answer. He was a bit of a perfectionist who took pride in his careers–making sure everything was done correctly and to the highest standard.
Lorrie was fun, playful, positive, and caring. He loved bright, vibrant colors, which was likely inspired by his time in Venezuela. Although he loved anything colorful, his favorite color by far was purple. He owned several purple shirts and socks, and you could find several varieties of purple flowers in their garden. Lorrie loved everything about life and was always up for an adventure. Some of his favorite activities were watching the sunset on a beach with his toes in the sand, cooking for his wife, or lying on his back watching airplanes or the stars. And, of course, he was well-known for his ardent love for ice-cream.
Lorrie will be remembered most for his kind and gentle ways, his sense of humor, and how he could make friends with anyone, anywhere. No one was a stranger. The love he shared with us, and that we felt for him, is immeasurable.
Lorrie is survived by his father Larry (Kathryn) and his mother Colleen; his wife Kathy; his children Jerehl, Emilee, and Elijah (Spy); siblings Shawny (Rex) Walker, Devin (Stacey) Dyer, Chad (Jonique) Dyer, Brindy (Joe) Ludwig, TJ (Jody) Dyer, Curtis (Marissa) Dyer, Neisha (BJ) Roberts; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Friends are invited to greet the family during a viewing from 9:00 to 10:45 AM at the same location. For those wishing to virtually attend services through zoom please visit www.larkinmortuary.com
If you would like to help with the unexpected medical and funeral costs, you can donate at https://gofund.me/f01fa8a2 or venmo @lorrie-dyer