Born: 9/27/1961, Walnut Creek, CA
Lorrene Taylor Curtis, 46, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 22, 2008, in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Lorrene was an outstanding woman. Everyone who knew her was influenced by her contagious laugh, outgoing personality, and caring character. She was an amazing wife, mother,daughter, sister,and friend to many.
Lorrene was born in Walnut Creek, CA, on Sept. 27, 1961. Lorrene grew up and went to school in Ramona, CA. She graduated from Ramona High School in 1979 where she excelled in singing, dancing, and gymnastics. She took 2nd on the balance beam and 9th over-all for Southern California high schools her freshman year.
She married her high school sweetheart Steven Lantis and they had a beautiful daughter Sabrina Diane.
Lorrene later married the love of her life, Larry B. Curtis, and moved to Utah. They had two amazing boys, Randy and Alan.
Lorrene loved spending time with her family. She loved her own children and kids so much, she held a daycare in their home so she could spend as much time as possible with them. She enjoyed watching her children doing sports, camping, and skiing with her family. Lorrene cherished music and was a natural when it came to singing and performing. She was especially motivated by her favorite artists Pat Benetar, Heart, Barbara Streisand, and Joan Jett. Lorrene took pleasure in singing their songs as well as songs she wrote herself. At the age of 5, she performed in her first play “Gypsy” where she sang, “Let Me Entertain You” with a tap dance routine.
She is survived by her husband Larry of Midvale; a daughter, Sabrina Lantis of Orange County, CA; 2 sons Randy (Quinn) of Midvale, and Alan of San Diego; her parents Karl and Patsy Taylor of Frederikstead, USVI; a sister DeeAnna (Mearl) Sheldon of Moab; 4 brothers Joseph (Maria) Taylor of Siloam Springs, AR, John (Janice) Taylor, Roger (Debrah) Taylor, both of Tampa, Florida, Jerry (QuanQui) Taylor of Christianstead, USVI; 2 ½ grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 8, 2008 at the Union Park 5th Ward Building 7679 Chad Street, Midvale, at 12:00 pm. A viewing will be held from 10:30 am to 11:40 am at the church. Interment will be held at the Midvale City Cemetery.
Tributes3/8/2008 - Dear Pat and Karl and all the Taylor family. I am very sad about your lost. May the Lord care you thou. My prayers are with you. Sending all my love. - Peggy Narhuminti3/6/2008 - Sabrina I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a big part of my childhood. I remember all the time I spent at your house! I hope you are doing well! - Becky Mears-Rees3/6/2008 - I had know Lorrene since 6th grade. I always watched her in amazement as she did backflip after backflip. She was so gracefull. May peace be with your family - Veronica Mahaffey-Stykel3/5/2008 - Dear Pat and Karl and all the Taylors, Julie, Althea and Myself were so saddened by the loss of Lorrene. Although we only knew her a short time, she was a fun loving, gentle spirit who was so easy to be around. My memories include all your dogs walking with her to and from the beach. She said nothing was as good as eating a fresh avocado sandwich on your home made wheat berry bread. It was obvious she loved living on the beach on St Croix. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Barbara Richards3/4/2008 - Dear cousin Pat and Karl, As parents we can only imagine your loss. We have wonderful memories of Lorrene singing. We know she loved children. We know she will be missed by her family and friends. Pat, we can picture her being at peace with your Mom and Dad. Love to all, - Rob & Kay Walsh3/3/2008 - Dear Pat and Karl - Connie sent us the notice of your daughter's passing. We pray for our Father's blessings of peace and comfort for you and each member of her family. - Tamy & Mike Lee3/3/2008 - Patsy and Karl- We are deeply saddened by your loss. You and Lorrene are in our thoughts and prayers. - Beverly Hodge & Family3/3/2008 - Dear Uncle Karl and Aunt Pat, We are all deeply saddened to learn of Lorrene's passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you as well as Larry, Sabrina, Randy and Alan at this most difficult time. Lorrene will always be remembered as such a loving and caring person who loved life and all of those around her. I will always remember the vacation our two families shared together at Lake Powell many years ago. It was a wonderful time to be together. Lorrene has now passed through the veil into the waiting, loving arms of her Grandma Taylor. What a sweet and glorious reunion. With Love, Rick and MuiLeng DeMass and family - Rick & MuiLeng DeMass3/3/2008 - Dear Uncle Karl, Aunt Pat and Family: I am so sorry to hear about cousin Lorrene. we were close in age and spirit. I always enjoyed getting together and catching up on each other’s busy lives. She was a lot of fun and I was always amazed with her energy! I know she has had more than her share of challenges over the past several years. I'm sure she is very happy to have that all behind her now. I will always remember her big beautiful smile and her big warm hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as I know how much she loves you all. May the Lord be with you and bless you. Love Jackie DeMass McMillan - Jackie DeMass McMillan3/2/2008 - Dear Uncle Karl & Aunt Pat: I was so sorry to hear about Lorri's passing. Please accept my families deepest and sincere condolences. Lori was a great cousin to be with and we looked forward to the times when we could see her. I will always remember her infectious smile and laugh. I have fond memories of swimming in your pool back in Ramona and jumping off Uncle Jack's house boat in Lake Powell, Utah. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this special crossroad in mortality. - Kevin & Holly DeMass3/2/2008 - Dearest Uncle Karl and Aunt Pat: I was so sorry to hear of Lorrene,s passing. I know she has struggled for many years with pain. I remember meeting her for the first time and feeling like she was a long time friend, she is a beautiful women and has left a great legacy. I hope Lorrene and Mike will be seeing each other and meeting grandma and grandpa Taylor. I have great joy in knowing we will all be together again someday and to know the pain is gone. My prayers are for you and her family at this time. Take care. Joan DeMass (Mike) and Family - Joan DeMass (Mike)2/27/2008 - Dear Karl and Pat, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Lorrene. My mother let me know just the other day of her untimely death. I remember the day she, Vicki Carr and I were baptized together. She was my real first childhood friend and I will always remember her. I am sorry that we lost touch over the years, but I thought of her every September 27 wishing her a silent happy birthday. I will still continue to think of her on that day. I loved her in my own special way. Love Pam - Pam Brooker (Buschmann)2/27/2008 - Dear Karl & Pat: I was so sorry to hear about Lorrene. I have some great memories of MIA, seminary, girls camp and most for all just hanging out around the swimming pool. We were a close bunch back then in Ramona. My thoughts are with you at this time. - Carolyn Kolberg (Dunkailo)2/26/2008 - I am so sorry for your loss. Always remember that she is with you, and may God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anyting I can do. - Char Pogue2/26/2008 - Uncle Karl and Aunt Patsy, we are so sorry to hear about cousin Lorri. you are in our hearts and prayers. - Kathy & Garry2/26/2008 - Uncle Karl & Aunt Patsy, and all the kids, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I loved the pictures. That is how I always think of Lorrene. Smiling and always so friendly. I loved to watch her do gymnastics with Uncle Karl spotting her in the living room. She has no pain now and is happy with other family members that have preceded her in going home to our Heavenly Father. I love you all so much, my prayers are with you. - Kathy Davis
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