Graveside services for Hillsboro resident and former county commissioner Lori L. Lalouette, 50, who passed away Saturday at Newton Medical Center, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Point Cemetery.
Lori’s life began Feb. 13, 1971, at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, Arizona. She was a daughter of Les Lalouette and Marilyn (Bezdek) Lalouette.
Lori was a 1989 graduate of Marion High School and the class salutatorian. She continued her education at Fort Hays State University before transferring to Wichita State, where she graduated with a triple major and near the top of her class. Lori later went on to Washburn University, where she earned a Juris Doctorate in law.
She worked as a computer systems engineer for several years before law school. After graduating in the top 10% of her class, she opened her law practice in Hillsboro.
Lori served as a Marion County commissioner and city attorney for Lincolnville.
In high school, she participated in debate club and FFA. Lori was an avid reader and researcher. If she did not know how to do something, she researched the problem until she solved it. She never gave up.
She also learned to be an amateur electrician, plumber, and carpenter. Lori and her spouse, Randy Crawford, found each other in 2004 and never looked back.
Lori is survived by her spouse, Randy Crawford of Hillsboro and parents, Les (and wife, Brenda) Lalouette of Florence and Marilyn Lalouette of Newton.
Her sister, Lynette Roberts, and beloved cat, Mindy, preceded her in death.
Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Hillsboro is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Lori’s name may be directed to your favorite animal shelter.
Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Lori at www.yazelmeglifh.com.