Lorri Ann Webb Henseler

November 6, 1963 ~ February 4, 2021

Viewing:

Feb. 10, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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  • Service:

    Feb. 11, 2021
    2:00 PM
    By invitation only. Virtual attendance for all others.
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  • Lorri gained her wings and was reunited with her son on February 4, 2021 in West Jordan, Utah. Born on November 6, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the first born and loved being a big sister to her two younger brothers.

    Lorri became a mother to her son Ronnie in 1982 and this prevented her from graduating that year. She later earned her GED in 2000 to honor his memory, since that was the year Ronnie would have graduated.

    Lorri met her first husband, Rodney Thompson while she was still in high school. They had two children together, Ronnie & Candace. They later divorced. She later met the love of her life, Art Henseler in the summer of 2005 and they were married on December 22, 2005.

    Lorri worked many different jobs over the years. She was a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas, a video store rep, a rep for Marlboro, a medical biller, legal secretary and a real estate agent. When she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, she sadly had to leave the working world to focus on her health. One of her favorite jobs however was being a mother and being involved in everything her children did. She was a cheer mom, Girl Scout mom, JROTC mom, horse mom, karate mom, football mom, running mom and so many other things. She was proud of everything her kids did and never missed an opportunity to brag about them.

    Lorri was so happy to have a husband that enjoyed all the things she loved allowing them to have so many adventures together. Lorri loved riding on the back of the Goldwing, so as long as her hair was perfect under her helmet, she had heated riding clothes and a comfy seat. She enjoyed their "glamping" trips and always made sure the trailer was appropriately stocked for every trip. She loved watching movies, with some kind of snack nearby, and often quoted the lines to her favorite movies. The love Art has for Lorri is so special, he never told her no, even when she was decorating the garage or the cab of their truck. Lorri loved to decorate and Art would just ask where to put the nail.

    Lorri's world was changed forever when her son Ronnie Lynn was tragically taken from her when he was only 16 years old in a car accident in 1998. She dedicated a lot of her life to raising awareness for drowsy driving. She founded NODD ( NO Drowsy Driving) and was able to meet with the Governor of Utah who declared, in honor of Ronnie, the week of his passing in August as Drowsy Driving Awareness week. Every August she would gather friends, family, the Utah Highway Patrol and several volunteers to set up at a rest stop and hand out coffee, tea, drinks, snacks and information about drowsy driving. She won an award from Zero Fatalities for all of her hard work and dedication. We hope to carry on her legacy by continuing her work.

    Lorri had a special bond with her daughter Candace, even when the three bears became two. Even when they had arguments, they always remained close. Before Lorri started struggling with her balance, her and Candace enjoyed their little shopping trips together. They would spend countless hours chatting or texting, usually about the most random things. She was so happy to be a part of Candace's wedding recently where she gained her new son-in-law TySon. She loved hearing TySon play his guitar for her. Lorri loved having a daughter, and even to this day still made sure Candace, her husband and the fur babies received a Valentine, Easter goodies, Halloween treats, and pretty much any holiday there is she made sure everyone was remembered with some sort of goodie or card. She also never let a birthday go unrecognized, even if it meant multiple trips to the store to find the perfect doggy ice cream, or the perfect treats for her fur grandbabies.

    Lorri had so many loves in life. She loved listening to Garth Brooks and Bon Jovi, she loved old movies, her black bears (Bearfoots was her favorite), reading, Precious Moments, Ziggy, Snoopy (Lucy was her favorite), Yoda, angels, the Raiders, The Utes, makeup, jewelry, clothes, Yorkies, minions, gnomes, Peanut Butter Crunch, Indian decorations, family photos, camping, motorcycle rides, big trucks, decorating for every holiday, family gatherings, Touched by An Angel, Michael J. Fox, trips to the cabin, watching Beavis and Butthead with her kids, shopping, cleaning, spending time with grandkids, collecting spoons, NODD, going shooting with family, Disney, and telling stories.

    Lorri had so much love to give to so many people! Even if you weren't her family by blood, she had no problem making you part of her family. She loved making others feel loved, special and important.

    Survived by her loving husband Art Henseler, daughter Candace (Tyson) Hatfield, mother and father, Lynn & Sandy Webb, brothers Bart (Faith) Webb, Ed Webb, Brandon (Cassie) Bateman, sister Veronica (Spencer) McDougal, step-daughter Angie (Steve) Seare, mother-in-law Janice Henseler, grandchildren Owen, Miles, William, Freddy & Lucy Seare, Grandhorses Denver, Simba, RJ & Bullseye, Grandpups Ella & Pongo, grandchickens Jasmine, DJ, Henrietta, Nugget, Luna, Artemis, Nala and Pepper. Bonus grandchildren Abbi, Annie, Alex & Addison Webb. Lorri is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, honorary grandchildren, honorary children & friends and step mother Kathy Bateman. She will be dearly missed by her little Tootsie.

    Preceded in death by her son Ronnie Lynn Thompson, dad Gary Bateman, grandparents Mary & Bill Carpenter, grandparents Calvert & Maxine Webb, Singe Webb and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and pets.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lorri's name to The Parkinson's Foundation.

    A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road in Sandy from 6 to 8 PM. With COVID precautions in mind, social distancing, masks and the limiting of the gathering size in the viewing room will be monitored.
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 beginning at 2PM.

    With COVID requirements, attendance to the funeral services will be for immediate family and by invitation only.

    Interment to follow the funeral services at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy, Utah where she will be interred near her son, Ronnie.

    For those wishing to view the previously held services, pleases use the Zoom link above.



    Guestbook/Condolences

    Sandy,Lynn and Bart we are so sorry to hear of Lorris passing. Losing a close family member let alone a daughter is very hard. Please know you are in our prayers.

    - Ron Camomile
    My Heart is breaking over the loss of Lori. When I seen this all I could think of was my best Friend Sandy & the Heartache I knew she was enduring. I know Lori is in a better place and pain free now and I also know it was her time. Something was told to me once when I lost a Loved one suddenly. It really helped me to accept this loss. I hope it will help you Sandy, Ed, & Bart. Art My prayers are for you for the lost of your lovely Wife. May God Bless you and comfort you along with Sandy and the boys. So this is what was told to me and I hope it will help you all. God took Lori home as she had completed what she was put here to do. Art God is going to take you down another path in your life now and Lori can't go on that path with you as she completed what she was put here to do but you still have something to do. Thank the Lord for we know you will see her again one day but for now keep your memories alive in your heart. May God Bless all of you with comfort and strength to help you get through what your have to endure right now. He loves you all and will be with you during this difficult time. Amen Sandy We've know each other a long long time and I wish I could be there to support you in your time of need but I am with you in my Heart. I love you my Friend and sending prayers to you to be comforted and know I'd be there if I could. I love you all. Beverly G Casper

    - Beverly Casper
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your life be full of good memories and love that you experienced with Lorrie.

    - Scott Snarr
    Sandy, I am so extremely sorry for your loss!! You are surely in my prayers. May God less you through this.

    - ElRae Bench
    Sandy.This shocked me. I feel so sad. I don’t remember her to much a lot of of time has passed. She is such a pretty lady. I hope you know she will be missed by many people. So sorry to her precious family I pray for all of you in this very hard time in your life.

    - Ruby Ainsworth
    Our condolences and thoughts go out to Art and Candace, to Sandy and Lynn. Lori was a woman to be loved, admired and respected. She accomplished so many things in the time she was with us. We will dearly miss her in our family but Lori will always be in our hearts.

    - Brent and Irene Hurst
    I have many fond memories of JROTC mom Lori. She spent many hours supporting many of our activities and many of them would have not been as successful without her support. She set a super high bar with her relationship with our program. I am sad to hear of her passing and wish peace to all those she leaves behind.

    - LTC (Ret) Chick Horton
    We are so sorry and saddened by Lorri"s passing. We have so many great memories going on the motorcycles and glamping as we called it. Sturgis ride in 2013 when Art hauled all our stuff in his trailer. The NODD events and her tru passion for that. Art, Aunt Sandy and Candace our hearts break for you. Art you were so devoted, loving and caring to her. Our prayers are with all of you and always will be.

    - Kim and Chris Carroll
    My deepest & sincere condolences for the painful loss of Lorri. I am so grateful she was my cousin and am completely heartbroken. I Loved her with all my heart and am so deeply saddened that we were unable to spend more time together. We were the same age and I remember as kids we would play and have such good times. When she lived in the same neighborhood as I did, I’d put all my Barbie stuff in a wagon and wheel it to her house and we’d play for hours. As young teens we’d have sleep overs and sing using our hairbrushes as 🎤 and sing to Shaun Cassidy’s Da Do Ron Ron Ron Da Do Ron Ron. After learning of her passing I seriously cannot get that song out of my head. Those were the best of times and are great memories I will Treasure & Cherish Forever. I was so happy to be reunite with Lorri later in life on the few occasions we were able to get together. I will Forever and Always Love and miss Lorri. I had hoped we could spend more time on my visits to Utah and am so heart sick that those future times will no longer be possible, it just breaks my heart and hurts more than words can express. I am truly grateful for the times and the long conversations we had. I have Lorri and her family in my heart and prayers. I wish I were in Salt Lake to be there and hug all of you. xoxo May God Bless and Comfort you all at this time and bring Peace to your hearts. I Love you all.💕

    - Christy Bateman Roth
    My heartfelt sympathy to Art, Janice (my sister) and family of Lorri. She was an inspiration to all she met and knew her. Her spirit will live on in all those memories. She was a blessing to you and you to her. Your care and love were what she needed to be herself. My prayers and thoughts will be with you always and precisely as you go though this difficult time. My love and prayers, Wanda Anderson

    - Wanda Anderson