Lora was born in Rochester, MN at St. Mary's Hospital. She lived in a small town which only had 2 streets, a gas station and a 2-room school, house/church. She moved to her grandparents w/her sister Linda to a 100-acre farm. She loved all animals and loved to hunt for snakes. She had sheep, hand fed lambs, chickens and geese that would chase and bite her. She loved playing on the farm.
She moved to Escondido, CA in 1973 where she we went to Escondido High School. She had her only daughter at 19 years old and raised her there until 2008 when they moved to San Antonio, TX. She fell in love with this town. Loved the city but really loved that the country was only a few miles away.
Her hobbies included crocheting blankets, dolls, holiday decorations and anything else she could find to do. She loved her plants. She was looking forward to doing the landscaping of her and her daughter’s home. Her absolute favorite thing in the world were her animals, dogs, cats, birds, and anything she could get her hands on. She even had a pet spider that lived outside she called Rosey. She never went without have some sort of animal in her home. She loved country music, the older the better. Her favorites were Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. She even named her birds after them. She went on a weeklong trip to Las Vegas in 1994 to see a bunch of classic county artists which was probably her favorite trip ever.
Everyone says she had the biggest heart. They all knew every Christmas and Birthday, they would get a card in the mail from her, which made them always feel special.
She is survived by her daughter Cora Abney in San Antonio, TX, her sister Linda Reyes and brother in law Tony Reyes in Lake Elsinore, CA, sister Lisa Johnson in Springfield, OH, brother Billy Sabin and sister in law Nancy Sabin in Meza, AZ, nieces Sharon Harris in San Antonio, TX, Sheena Montane in Sunderland, VT, Crystal Johnson in Springfield, OH, nephews Randy Romans in Springfield, OH and Ricky Johnson in Springfield, OH.
Lora was the most nonjudgmental person I've ever known. She would take anyone in if she could. No matter what anyone's past was, she never judged them. She loved making things for her family and friends and loved transplanting to give plants away to people., She was not one to speak her feelings out loud, but definitely showed them through her crafts and gifts.