Lorie Belinda Cram passed away at her home in Kanab, Utah on November 1, 2019. She was born April 29, 1967 in Ogden Utah to Belinda Lemmon Wire, and was later adopted by William Frank Wire. She attended school in Utah, California, and New Mexico before graduating high school in the Ogden, Utah area. She then attended Dixie College where she met and married Ross Hunt in 1987. Together they raised four children; Matthew, Trenton, Jessica, and Rebecca, and later divorced.
In 2017, Lorie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After 2 surgeries and 6 chemotherapy treatments the doctors declared her cancer free. In March of 2018 she married her eternal companion Thomas Cram in the St George Temple. Just two short weeks later her cancer returned and this time it was incurable. In an effort to prolong her life, she underwent 18 months of chemotherapy treatments, but on November 1, 2019 her suffering ended. She passed away at home surrounded by her parents and loving husband. In the days before her passing, she was able to say her goodbyes to her children and close family members.
Lorie made friends with all that she came in contact with. She was quick to forgive and had no enemies. She was involved in her community and her children’s school activities during her 30 years in the local area. She also had many church callings throughout the years. She substitute taught and coached girls softball for several years while living in Fredonia, Arizona. She worked many jobs including TC Engineering which later became Iron Rock Engineering. More recently she worked at the Fredonia schools as a Special Education Paraprofessional. She loved working with kids and dreamed of becoming a school teacher someday.
Lorie may have only had 4 children but was a second mother to many others in the Kanab and Fredonia area. She inspired many with her daily quotes and had many followers on Facebook that looked forward to her daily inspiration. She had an amazing way with words. She loved the Kaibab Mountain, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors but most of all she loved her children.
Lorie is survived by her parents William “Bill” and Belinda Wire; three brothers James Wire, Daniel Wire, and John Wire; her children Matthew (Shelby) Hunt, Trenton (Shelby Ann) Hunt, Jessica (Adam) Young, and Rebecca Hunt; her sweetheart and eternal companion Thomas Cram; step-children Colton (Alicia) Cram, Landon (Tiffany) Cram, and Hunter (Celeste) Cram; ten grandchildren; and her mother in-law Renee Cram. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael William Wire.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Kanab South Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Viewings will be held from 9:45-10:45 am on Saturday morning, and from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at the same location. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Services are arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.