Lori Pender DeMille
Lori Pender DeMille, age 56, passed away December 30, 2012 surrounded in love by her family. She was born June 18, 1956 to Don and Ora Latimer, the seventh child of ten. She grew up to marry Michael Pender in the Los Angeles Temple, sealed together for time and eternity. Together they had five children, Michael, Jenessa, Cristen, Erin and Matthew. After the death of her husband and son, Michael, she raised her four small children in the Las Vegas valley where she worked for Southern Nevada Surgery Specialists for 25 years. In 1997 she met Michael DeMille whom she wed in February 1998. They have lived happily in Henderson, Nevada surround by their 23 grandchildren.
She lived her life with dignity, grace and faith and with unconditional love for everyone she met. She was a daughter, wife, and mother but her favorite role was that of a grandmother. We are all blessed to have her in our lives and know we will be together again someday.
A truly good hearted and wonderful women, the whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers, you have gained a beautiful guardian angel.
May the hope of Psalms 34:18 bring the DeMille family much comfort during this time, God’s word assures us that he sees the difficulties and hard times that we go through. He will help you and your family in this time of sorrow. We can also look forward to a time when death will be no more (Revelation 21: 3, 4). Taking in accurate knowledge of the living God Jehovah assures us better times ahead.
I knew Lori and Mike when they lived in Orem, Utah. Little Mike was best friends with my son; they were very close buddies. Lori was a sweetheart through and through. They moved away to CA, but little Mike would call my son, and they would ‘catch-up,’ even through they were both seven! Then one day, Lori called with heartbreaking news; Mike and her son Mike were killed in a car wreck. It was heart wrenching to hear her speak of it, but she was so strong and loving. I have thought of her through the years, wondered where she and the kids were. I’m sorry we lost touch. But I will smile to myself when remembering her and what a wonderful mother she was. Rest in peace, Lori.