Howe Mortuary & Crematory

439 Coffman St, Longmont, CO


Lorraine Michele Steer

February 16, 1968October 2, 2019

Lorraine M. Steer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019 in Longmont, Colorado after a 12-year battle with stage 3(c)/4 breast cancer. She was born on February 16th, 1968 in San Francisco, California to George and Almarinda Kersh. Lorraine (Lorri) was the first-born twin sister of Sarah Morrison.

Lorri grew up in Piedmont, California and graduated from Piedmont High in 1986. During High School, she enjoyed folk dancing with a local German group and was a foreign exchange student in Switzerland sharpening her German language. Lorri then attended the University of California at Irvine and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in June 1990. It was during this time she met her husband, Scott Steer while overseeing the incoming freshman housing together. Lorri and Scott were married at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland, California on July 14, 1990. Lorri worked in San Francisco and Burlingame in Marketing. And then later she held group classes in photography and creative memory scrapbooking as well as speaking about her faith and wisdom in front of woman groups.

Family and friends were extremely important in her life. From an early age, Lorri wanted to be a mother and enjoyed every moment with her three amazing daughters and precious grandson. She excelled at cooking and photography. And left behind creative books of art for her family to remember.

Lorri enjoyed several vacations to Hawaii, California, and Disneyworld with family and friends along with romantic trips to Nova Scotia, Mendocino, Carmel-by the Sea, Vail, London, Madrid, and Paris. Lorri mostly enjoyed the quiet times reading children books every night to her children and grandson.

Lorri had endless grace and love to everyone she met, including her family, orphans, homeless, and friends. Lorri had the perfect touch of truth when needed which made it easy to agree with her. She excelled at puzzles, trivia, board games, biblical and poetry translation, or when one needed a paper edited or a word synonym. Lorri fought for patient rights during her cancer treatment and won a photography award for the Longmont Times Call calendar cover in 2011.

Lorri is survived by a host of family that includes her devoted husband, Scott Steer; loving children Ellen, Emma, and Olivia Steer; precious grandson, James Brucker; Her wonder-twin sister, Sarah Morrison of Sacramento, California; niece Evelyn Cheek, and nephew Aaron Cheek of California; many wonderful cousins, aunts, and uncles in California as well as many friends around the world.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 10am at the Howe Mortuary chapel at 439 Coffman Street in Longmont Colorado.

Memorial contributions can be made to Susan G Komen foundation of Colorado at komencolorado.org or the cause of your choice. Please visit howemortuary.com to share personal condolences.


19 October

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Howe Mortuary Chapel

439 Coffman Street
Longmont, CO 805001


Lorraine Michele Steer

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Karen Linford

October 14, 2019

From the time I first met Lorri at Wildwood Elementary in Piedmont, her joyous personality and smile always made my day better. She had an ability to make anyone feel welcome in her life, and had such an awesome and intelligent sense of humor. I have many memories of Lorri, but one of my favorite stories happened when we were quite young. One of our male classmates, who was really very sweet, had invited me over to make cookies. This was like in 3rd grade or something? I was very excited. BUT.... It really was a ruse to try and get a kiss! Lorri and I were both chagrined to later find out that he had also asked HER to bake cookies!? Are you kidding? Hmm. I guess these things start early in life? I was so happy that Lorri and I were able to stay in touch after I moved to Oregon. We had an amazing trip to Disneyland together, as well as some fun summer time in Tahoe. She truly was such a wonderful person. I am grateful that she lived life so fully, in a place that she wanted to be (Colorado), surrounded by her amazing family and friends. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Katie Estill

October 7, 2019

I met Lorri at Women’s Bible study at Cornerstone Fellowship in 2002. She was such a kind and caring person. Always quick to encourage others . I'm sad to hear of her passing , but know that she is pain free and sitting with her Savior in perfect peace ❤️

Lisa and David Johnson

October 3, 2019

Dear Scott, Jean, and family,

We are so very sad to hear of your loss. Jean has often spoken so highly of Lorri. I know you will miss her profoundly . For many years we have supported a cure for breast cancer. I only wish a cure had been discovered for Lorri.

Sending comforting thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Lisa and David Johnson

Tammy Barron

October 3, 2019

I remember Lorri’s smile .. she was easy to know and talk to, either in person from her blog or Facebook. She’s was a woman I admired as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter. My Dad especially had a special place in his heart for this special lady. I know the trumpets were sounding along with him when she went home to be with them. Words can’t express our sadness. It is good to know she’s not in pain any longer. You were truly blessed if you knew her, especially if you were her family. Love you guys ! Tammy