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Lori Grimm-Bundy

June 25, 1963 — January 12, 2023

Lori Grimm-Bundy

After a brief illness brought on by an inoperable tumor Lori Grimm Bundy passed away quietly in her home on January 12, 2023.

Her final days were difficult, but she faced them and overcame their challenges with the same staunch courage, perseverance, dignity and unswerving concern for the wellbeing of those around her that marked her entire life. Her example of faithfulness and unflinching acceptance in her final moments blessed and uplifted those who were with her even as she slipped peacefully through the veil.

Lori Ann Grimm was born June 25, 1963 to Lloyd Elwood and Barbara June Patterson Grimm. She was the youngest of their three children and their only daughter. Her father’s family was from Iowa. Her mother’s Patterson ancestors were among the first pioneer settlers of Beaver, Iron and Millard Counties in Utah. She was raised in Beaver and Cedar City, where she attended school. Even as a grade schooler her empathy and concern for others was evident. She was the first to befriend every new student, and on the playground she announced in her usual uncompromising way, “He (or she) is my friend. If you want to stay friends with me, he or she will be your friend too.” Her friendship was enduring and treasured. She stayed close to many of her grade school friends, and they to her, throughout her life.

Her father died when Lori was 16 and her mother later married Frank Imlay, a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who had served in nuclear submarines. He became a much loved, wise, and always supportive stepfather to her.

Lori graduated from high school in 1981 and attended Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah in the early 1980s. Later, she moved to St. George, where she spent the remainder of her life. In 1992 she met “my sweet Corey”, Corey Leon Bundy, the love of her life, and they were soon married. In 1999 they were sealed for eternity in the St. George Temple. She and Corey were blessed with the arrival of two sons, Zachary Bowen born in 1994 and Collin Whitmore born in 1999.

In 1987 she began her career as the office manager for a St. George physician, Dr. Phil McMahill. Later she worked in a number of administrative capacities for a St. George pulmonologist and in 2008 she became a clinical trials coordinator in the oncology department of Dixie Reginal Medical Center. Her service there was legendary: on her retirement in 2019 one nurse who had worked with her for many years commented, “this place won’t be the same without you. It will never be the same.” She oversaw the care and treatment of patients assigned to her with great tenderness. They were “her” patients. To those whose hands and hearts she touched she was an angel, endlessly compassionate, always ready with soft encouragement, a hug at just the right moment, and constant attention and reassurance even in the most difficult circumstances. “She is the sweetest person I know”, said one patient, “I called her my angel cousin when I was going through chemo…she would [often] pop in just to give me a big hug.” And another, “She has been my mom’s cheerleader throughout her cancer journey.” So many others reflected the same thoughts, expressed in different words. No one who was under her care will ever forget her.

Lori is survived by her husband Corey and sons Zachary and Collin and her two brothers Dee (Katherine) and Wade. Zachary and his wife Ariel Andrus Bundy have blessed her with two very special grandchildren who loved their happy moments with Grandma. She in turn cherished her grandchildren and blessed them with the same boundless love and warm-hearted affection she has given so many others throughout her life. To her many little nieces and nephews she was their cherished “Aunt Lori”, always welcoming, always loving, and always with a full cookie jar on her kitchen counter.

Fiercely loyal, always supportive wife, caring, nurturing mother and grandmother, and constant friend to so many in trouble and need, these among so many others are the attributes that defined Lori Grimm Bundy. Her legacy is the unfailing kindness and friendship she bestowed on everyone she met. Her influence was boundless. She was nurse, counselor, sage, warrior, champion; her goodness reached across social, religious, racial and geographic boundaries and blessed everyone whose paths crossed hers.

A memorial service and celebration of a life well and truly lived will be held on January 28 th at 11:30 am in the St. George Morningside Stake Center, 881 South River Road, St. George.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

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