Lorrie Beth Shoup
September 1, 2009
Lorrie Beth Shoup was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Rochester, N.Y., to Ray and Phyllis (Kastner) Dueltgen. She grew up and lived most of her life in the Lexington, Ky., area. She graduated from Perdue University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. On May 14, 1989, she was united in marriage at Peoria, Ill., to Stephen Shoup, and they raised three children together.
For 15 years Lorrie was employed with IBM; later she was employed with Caterpillar Inc. for 10 years.
Lorrie and her family moved to Granby in 2004, and she went to work for Granby Dental. She was a member of the Church of the Eternal Hills. Her involvement in the church led her to be the session secretary and sing in the choir. Lorrie was known to be a prolific baker, making many delicious items for the church coffees, especially her friendship bread. Lorrie and Stephen enjoyed skiing and did so all over the United States and Canada. Every year Lorrie went to North Carolina with friends to enjoy a week at the beach.
Lorrie was involved with the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, appearing in Beauty and the Beast in 2005. She was in many plays while living in Peoria.
On Aug. 28, 2009, Lorrie passed away at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., from a parasailing accident. She leaves to grieve her passing her husband Stephen of Granby; her parents Ray and Phyllis of Lexington; her children Stephen Shoup of Chicago, Ill., Walter Shoup of Boulder, Colo., and Tasha Heidenrich and her husband Tom of Aurora, Ill.; two grandchildren, Ashley and Loren; and numerous friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all whom knew her.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 5, 2009, at the Church of the Eternal Hills.
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Memorial donations in honor of Lorrie can be made to the Choir Music Fund at the Church of the Eternal Hills, PO BOX 300, Tabernash, CO 80478.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary – Hot Sulphur Springs.