A funeral service for Lorene “Lori” Diana Weber, 62-year-old Gillette resident who passed away at her home on March 30, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Harness Funeral Chapel with Mike Leibee officiating. Donations in Ms. Weber’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Lori was born in Rawlins on Nov. 27, 1956, to Bob and Betty Peterson. She married Robert Craig Warne in 1974, who later passed away in 1986. Rob and Lori had three children together, Holli, Annie, and Erik. On Feb. 16, 1983, Lori married the love of her life, Lynn “Pert” Weber. Lori and Pert had two sons, Paxton and Casey. Paxton was adopted from Central America in 1985 and fulfilled their dream of adopting a beautiful baby boy. The family of seven, known in Johnson County as “The Webers,” were loved and cared for by the strong working hands of Pert and the open heart and loving touch of Lori.
Lori devoted much her time to her children, taking them on day long creek fishing adventures or long days in the Bighorn Mountains always ending with a trip through Crazy Woman Canyon. Lori was an EMT in Johnson County. Lori started her own local business called Lori’s Lawn Care, which she owned and operated for several years in Buffalo. All her kids and their friends had the opportunity to work for her and would probably admit that is was their all-time favorite job! Lori was a long-time employee of Seney’s Drug Store, Renew and Easter Seals. She was a care taker, and she had a passion for helping others in need. If Lori was ever around you, and you were in a dark place, she was the light. She gave even in times when she didn’t have.
Lori is survived by daughters, Holli Weber and Annie Weber, both of Sheridan; three sons, Erik and Sara Weber of Gillette, Paxton and Betsy Weber of Buffalo, and Casey Weber and girlfriend Christine Ng of Seattle; seven grandkids, Tayvah, Hayley, Aspen, Anah, Traeh, Gavin; great-grandson, Asher; former husband, Lynn “Pert” Weber of Sheridan; brother, Larry Peterson of Ranchester; sister, Linda VanDyke of Laramie,; along with many nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her mother and father, Bob and Betty Peterson, and brother-in-law, Jack VanDyke.
Although gone but never forgotten, Lori will live in the hearts of the vast sea of people she has influenced, and may God receive his angel with open arms.