Lori Carter Naill
September 13, 1961 – June 21, 2021
Preceded in death by mother, Janet Eckart; brother, Keith Carter; stepfather, Joe Eckart; stepmother, Sandy Carter. Survived by father, Gilbert Carter; sister, Letha Smith (Craig); brothers: Curt Carter (Kim), Kevin Carter; godmother, Karen Eaton; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
Lori was born on September 13, 1961 in LeMars, Iowa to Gilbert and Janet Carter. She was the middle child of five children. She had one sister and three brothers. A move to Omaha was made shortly after Lori was born. As a child, she loved to run. You could always find her running around outside trying to race someone and Lori won a lot of the races. She would be outside from morning until whatever time the streetlights came on most days. Lori loved to go roller skating and hanging out with friends. She enjoyed going for Sunday drives and stopping for ice cream with her family.
Lori attended Holy Ghost for elementary school and Bryan High School. After obtaining her GED, she attended training to become a travel agent. Lori spent the majority of her working years as a travel agent for Hyatt Reservation Center. She won a trip to Puerto Rico and enjoyed some other travel destinations that she won. When she left Hyatt, Lori moved to Centerville, Iowa. She met and married Bill Naill. After her divorce, she moved back to Omaha and was employed as a telemarketing agent helping to buy and sell cars.
Lori liked all kinds of animals. She raised birds for quite a while. Lori had love birds and would buy and sell them. She then decided to raise cockatiels and taught them to talk and whistle songs. Lori also had many dogs throughout the years. Her last dog was named Rosie. Rosie was a very good companion for Lori and kept her entertained.
Although Lori had her ups and downs, she was always a loving and caring person. She enjoyed whenever her family visited. Lori would always find little trinkets to give to any of her great nieces or nephews when they stopped by to see her. She also had a green thumb. Lori had a virtual garden of plants in her apartment. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts.
One Christmas, she decorated sweatshirts for all of her nieces and nephews. She liked to refinish furniture and was a huge collector of things.
For the past year, Lori was in and out of the hospital. She was currently in the Florence Home where she was receiving care for her heart and was doing dialysis. She passed away on Monday, June 21. Lori will be missed by all of her family and friends.