Lora Lea Young (Parrott), beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on October 3rd, 2023, at the age of 80 in Pocatello, Idaho. She was born on September 5th, 1943, in Junction City, Kansas. Lora's life was marked with a lot of difficulty and struggle, but also with a fighting spirit, love, devotion, and a deep faith in Christ.
Lora was preceded in death by her dedicated husband, Richard Young, her parents, Pauline Lawrence (Brady) and Ralph Parrot, her brothers Richard and Larry Parrott, and her sister Celest Daley (Parrott). She is survived by her sister Janet Hooper (Parrott) and brother Tony Leonardi, a testament to the strength and bond of family that Lora cherished.
Lora leaves behind a legacy of love and family. She is survived by her children: Diana (Phil) Weeks, Tina (Chuck) Allen, Dawn (Randy) Scott, Sabrenia (Kevin) Sweeney, Jim (Lacey) Baker, and Holly (Mike) Dunn. In addition, she is also survived by her stepchildren: Rodney, David, and Lori Young. Lora's expansive family includes 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored and cherished.
In 1976, Lora and her family of six children embarked on a journey to Pocatello, Idaho, seeking new opportunities and a fresh start. Lora dedicated many years of her life to working at the former Kraft Foods food plant, where her strong work ethic and determination shone brightly.
Lora and her late husband, Richard Young, shared a love for adventure, and they traveled extensively together for his work and pleasure. Their journeys were not just about meeting employment obligations but also exploring new places and creating lasting memories.
Throughout her life, Lora remained a faithful follower of Christ. Her faith provided her with comfort and strength, and she strived to be an example of love and kindness. She looked forward to the grand reunion with her loved ones in heaven.
Lora touched the lives of many with her warm heart, creative spirit, kindness, and beautiful smile. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and her legacy of love and family will continue to inspire us.
A celebration of Lora's life will be held to honor her memory. Details will be shared with family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Lora's name to a local public school of your choice to pay for past due student lunch accounts as Lora had a deep passion for helping others and would like to repay the generosity received as her children were growing.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
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