Huston, Dr. Lorie Ann

Huston, Dr. Lorie Ann Aug 17, 1960 - Sep 30, 2014 Dr. Lorie Ann Huston, age 54, of Warwick, Rhode Island, passed away on Tuesday, Sep 30th from complications of liver failure. She was born in Omaha on August 17, 1960 to James and Jeannie Huston. Lorie graduated from Westside High School and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She went on to receive a degree in veterinarian medicine at Iowa State University. Lorie took pride in working as a veterinarian at the Hoffman Animal Hospital. Lorie also served as president of the Cat Writers Association and was an avid blogger. She received numerous awards for her devotion to animals, including the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award. Lorie was a devoted veterinarian, author, and animal advocate. Lorie is survived by her parents, James and Jeannie; her brother, Tim (Karen); numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and her beloved cats. Her love for animals, wealth of selflessness, and kind heart will be sorely missed by many, both two- and four-legged. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday, 11am, West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Nebraska Humane Society. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

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Jane Brunt

Like most cats come into our lives, one day Lorie appeared in mine. As a fellow veterinarian, we had much in common, especially our appreciation for the usually under appreciated pet- cats! I learned that she was social media connected (or would that be media connected socially?), though with her calm and gentle demeanor one might be surprised just how connected she was...As veterinarians, we frequently support grieving pet owners with the poem "Rainbow Bridge"- that mythical magical symbol of a pet's passing and waiting for its owner to join them so they may travel across the bridge and enter Heaven together. With all the pets she's cared for and loved, I'm thinking Lorie will be "socially connected" there, too: "Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.... When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable... All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind... They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.... You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart... Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together..." Many blessings to you and your family, Lorie.

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