Lori Gay McIntyre

L. McIntyreLori Gay DeMoe McIntyre, age 56, passed away in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the early morning of February 13th after a courageous battle with a rare genetic form of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Tioga, ND, on September 5, 1959 to Galen and Gail DeMoe, she was raised in the small oil town of Tioga, ND with her five siblings. She graduated from Tioga High School in 1977 and attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, where she studied automotive parts. While she was still in high school, Lori met her future husband, Steve McIntyre. The two pursued a long-distance romance documented in love letters across several states before they married on March 20, 1980.

A true free spirit, Lori will be remembered for her boldness, her independence, and her compassion. She worked patiently and lovingly for years with special needs children and made friends easily. She expressed her creativity in crafting, sewing, and baking, and her sense of humor was infectious.

Her biggest gift to society was her selfless dedication to Alzheimer’s Disease research. After she was diagnosed, she volunteered to participate in groundbreaking studies that shed light on the inner workings of this disease, helping doctors answer questions that have baffled science for generations. For nearly eight years, she traveled to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh to contribute her time and body to this cause.

In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters: Jessica of Denver, CO; Robin of Laramie, WY; and Chelsey of Riverton WY, and her beloved granddaughter, Claire Kennedy Francom, of Riverton, WY.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home In Laramie, WY, on Saturday, February 27th at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at The Elks.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be  made to the Claire Francom Scholarship Fund in memory of Lori McIntyre or The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center In Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh.

“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go”


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Condolences (8)

  • KristiLynn Hudson

    Lori was a awesome Mom and wife. She was always there for the girls and Steve. She will b greatly missed and we will share the memories we have.

  • Karen Pederson

    My heartfelt sympathies to you girls. I count it a privilege to have been able to work with Lori & spend time with her in Tioga, driving her around town to see her old school, town & neighborhoods. We loved to play her favorite music & see her respond to music thru all her days in Tioga at the Nursing Home- Long Term Care Center. Karen Pederson Activities

  • Georgia Borg

    Lori had a razor-sharp wit, and outrageous sense of humor, and a heart bigger than Texas. She is gone too soon, and she will be sorely missed; memories of her make me smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to her amazing family. God bless you all.

  • Susie Hooker

    I am sorry to hear about your mom. There are no words that will ease the pain, but time will help heal the sorrow.

  • Marilyn Yeutter

    Lori's contagious sense of humor, caring acceptance of others, and big heart of love for her family and friends will live on in our memories for a long time. My sincere sympathy is extended to all of her supportive family.

  • Mark Gillins

    Sorry to hear of Lori's Passing, She was always fun to be around. Prayers out to Steve and The family.

  • Les Ommen

    Lori was a wonderful person to work with. She became a very important part of our department. She was always positive and cheerful and had a great gift of just plain common sense. I will just remember her wonderful smile and her beautiful countenance. Les

  • Gwen Cruickshank

    So sorry to hear that she had to leave us so soon. A wonderful young woman that always wanted to help anyone in any way she could. She loved her "red hat" and would wear it to our coffee group. She also loved to "sneak" candy. We will miss her contagious laugh and spence of adventure. Gwen


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