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Loria A. Preble

May 25, 1965 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 52)

Lori Ann (Vetsch) Preble, 52, died unexpectedly on February 7, 2018. The world is a poorer place without her in it.  A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2 P.M. at Croxford Funeral Home in The Rose Room Chapel. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Lori was born May 25, 1965 in Helena, Montana to Carole and Leonard Vetsch. In 1968, at the age of three, the family moved to Great Falls where she would live all the rest of her life. She graduated in 1983 from C.M. Russell High School.

Lori worked many jobs over the years. She was a retail clerk at Sherlock’s Home. She was a receptionist and then secretary at T & E. For the last 13 years, she worked as a scheduler at the Great Falls Clinic. She made every patient feel remembered and important. She always had a big smile and treated everyone with compassion.

Lori met her soul mate, Jeff Preble, in March of 1998. They were married January 18, 2000.

Lori loved animals, especially her cats. She always had treats for the neighbors’ dogs and loved the many ‘barn kitties’ and dogs out at the Preble family ranch.  She also enjoyed helping with the cattle and other chores at the ranch.

She was a big fan of the New Orleans Saints. Lori had a passion for fitness, while attending Zumba classes and Curves, she had many friends there. She had recently begun practicing Tai Chi. Lori also enjoyed her little whiskey barrel garden which she planted with tomatoes and peppers every summer.

Lori is survived by her husband, Jeff Preble and their cat, Lissie; her mother Carole Hardwick; father and mother Leonard and JoAnn Vetsch, and sister Karen (Ted) Gray. She is also survived by her in-laws Margaret and Fred Preble, brother in law Greg Preble, sister-in-law Karen (Lee) Kurtz and their daughters Megan and Nikki.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Pet Paw-See (PO BOX 6491; Great Falls, Montana 59406) or the American Diabetes Association (P.O. Box 15829; Arlington, VA  22215).

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