Lori Lynne Doerr Richards
July 16, 1956 ~ Feb. 4, 2011
Our beautiful, amazing, inspiring mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, coach and
friend returned to the loving arms of her Savior on February 4, 2011. Lori was born
in Long Beach, California to Bonnie Whitney and Carl Doerr. She attended Millikan
High School, Long Beach City College, and later attended Brigham Young University
on a volleyball scholarship. Lori married her best friend, David Richards on May 1,
1981. Together they were part of a volleyball dynasty. They created a club volleyball
program and through it, both taught and inspired passion for the sport to young players
across the nation. Lori coached volleyball at UVCC (UVU) for nineteen years and was
later inducted into both the Utah Coaches Hall of Fame and the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
She was also a well-loved and passionate professor of community health and elementary
education at UVU for 30 years teaching thousands of her adoring students. Lori served
her Savior with love and compassion demonstrating creativity and humor as a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Primary, Young Women's, Sunday
School and Relief Society. Lori's greatest legacy is the great love she had for the
gospel of Jesus Christ, her family and friends. She changed the lives of all who knew
her. Her children, Lauren (Taylor Evans), Kristin, Andrew and Taylor were her greatest
joy. She is survived by her husband, her children, her granddaughter Merit, her siblings,
Diane Doerr Gardner (Bruce), Brent Doerr (Becky), and the thousands who have known
and loved her throughout her life.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Feb. 10th at 1:00p.m. at the Heatheridge Stake Center located at 450 East 2000 North in Orem. Please be aware of surrounding construction and ready to take detours. A viewing will be held at this location on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 6:00-9:00p.m. and on Friday from 10:30a.m.-12:45 pm.