Lori Anne McBride was born Aug. 4, 1962, in Chula Vista, California, to Lyle Melvin King and Mary Lou (Godfrey) King. Lori is the youngest of seven children. When Lori was a young girl her dad was diagnosed with ALS. The family moved back to Grays Harbor area where she graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1980. She passed away Sun. Dec. 27, 2020.
After high school Lori married Michael Lewin. Together they had two children — daughter Jodi Okeson (Lewis) and son Lyle Lewin. They later divorced. After the divorce, Lori got a job at JJ Newberry where she worked her way up to manager. She worked there until the store closed. Lori went to work at the Lighthouse Drive In.
Lori married Jerry Chase. They later divorced.
Eventually Lori married Kenneth McBride. Together they raised Jodi and Lyle along with Ken’s two girls, Ashley and Mariah. Lori went to work for Famous Footwear, where she worked her way up to district manager. After 13 years and a company restructuring, she took the early retirement offer they gave her to allow her to be home more for her grandchildren.
Upon retiring, she went to work for Ross as a manager until a few years ago.
Lori was an avid bowler and softball player. She loved craft projects, camping, collecting rocks and stones and as an excellent painter. More than anything, she loved being a grandma.
Lori is survived by the love of her life, Ken McBride, her children: Jodi Okeson of Enumclaw, Lyle Lewin of California, Ashley (Jerry) Buller of Tenino and Mariah McBride of Olympia; grandchildren: Anika Okeson and Carson and Evan Buller; brothers: Leland Smith of Dryden, Patrick (Kim) Smith of Spanaway and Jeff (Kathy) Smith of Aberdeen; sister Teri (Ron) August of Vancouver; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lyle King and Mary Whitehall, sister Terry Lynn and brother Craig Byers.
No service will be held at this time. A celebration of life may be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.