Obituary Notices and Memorials


(WAID) SPLINTER, Lori Jane Lost her valiant four-year battle with breast cancer on December 22, 2012, attended by her beloved husband, William 'Bill' and sons, Wil and Garrett Splinter of Palmdale. Lori was born in Albion, Nebraska on December 3, 1959, to Lauraine (Schultz) and Francis 'Joe' Waid, the fifth of seven children.Lori, like her entire family, loved music. She played solo clarinet and sang, winning superior ratings in both instrumental and voice competitions. Lori also excelled as a student and a cheerleader. She graduated from Albion high School and continued her education at the University of Nebraska. There Lori met her husband Bill. Lori and Bill moved to the Antelope Valley of California in 1983, first in Lancaster and later in Palmdale. Lori was active in St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Palmdale for 28 years. She served in many capacities including outreach, visitation, and office administrator. Lori was active vocalist in the church band for many years. Lori served two terms as Vice President of the Southwest California Synod (ELCA) of the Lutheran Church. Lori was one of those rare, gentle souls who uplifted everyone who met her. We were all better for having witnessed her well-lived life, as a loving wife, parent, sister, and a faithful servant of her Lord. In addition to her husband and children, Lori is survived by her brothers and sisters: JoAnn Christensen of Joplin, Missouri, Brian and wife Ruthie of Seattle, Washington, Barry and wife Kathy of Lincoln, Nebraska, Michael and Wife Lori of Yankton, South Dakota, Sherry and husband Thomas Mitchell of Newnan, Georgia, and Shelley and husband Charles Bode of Elgin, Nebraska, as well as fourteen nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, with a funeral service at 11 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, Lori and her family ask that you consider memorial donations to: The American Cancer Society, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, or may sign the condolence book on out website at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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