In Memory

Lori Pritchett - Class Of 1985

Lori Pritchett

Lori Lynn Pritchett died Saturday morning December 5 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. She passed after a long and brave battle with cancer. Born in Redding on December 21, 1966, Lori grew up in Cottonwood and lived there her entire life. Lori leaves behind her mother, Linda Pritchett, of Cottonwood. Lori had many life-long friends in the local area and many “children” whom she was known to several as a second mother. Lori leaves behind countless “chosen” family members who will miss her greatly.

Raised on the Running L Horse Ranch off Bowman Road, Lori lived an active and hard working life. She spent a great deal of her younger years working on the family ranch and enjoying the company of her grandparents and great grandmother. Lori attended Evergreen Elementary in Cottonwood and attended Red Bluff Union High School, graduating in 1985.  Lori was accepted to the University of the Pacific, Stockton and graduated in 1989 with three degrees and was just credits shy of a Master’s in Education.
After college, Lori moved back to Cottonwood. She was a substitute teacher at Evergreen Elementary and taught science at Red Bluff High School. To this day, many have said that Lori was one of their favorite teachers.

Lori was an active member of the Cottonwood community. She was the treasurer of the Cottonwood Enrichment Council, served on the Shasta County Board of Realtors and participated in several community activities, implementing many important changes.

Lori obtained her real estate broker’s license in 1993. She and her mother started Running L Realty which specializes in ranch and residential properties in Shasta and Tehama counties. She enjoyed working with people and she and Linda enjoyed working with each other.

Lori often accompanied Linda to horse shows around the world. Lori enjoyed traveling and she and Linda were lucky enough to visit many different countries over the past several years. She loved meeting new people and learning about the places they visited.

In 2008, Lori found a new love in the world of agility dogs. She made many close friends and truly loved working with her girls, Moose and Bella. She worked and trained her dogs in the Cottonwood area and traveled to many and trial facilities winning countless awards with her girls.
Memorial services for Lori will be held at the Cottonwood Community Center on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Linda Pritchett, P.O. Box 616 Cottonwood, CA 96022.