This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stefani Christine Lorton who was born on November 23, 1985 and passed away on August 07, 2005. We tragically lost Stefani at the age of 19. We greatly wish we could have had more time with this beautiful angel but the lord had other purposes for her.
She was a recent graduate of nursing school, receiving her L.P.N degree. Stefani wanted to dedicate her life to nursing and had intentions to continue on with her education to do so.
She was a very outspoken, responsible and caring young women. Those close to her love her for her sense of humor, good natured personality, loyalty and heart of gold. She was a very accomplished writer, a talented poet, and an all around creative soul.
Stefani was a hard worker in all she did and was well known for her strong work ethic. She took things on head first and with much passion.
In high school Stefani was active in many clubs and organizations, as well as cheerleading. Stefani will forever be remembered by all that loved her. This site is a dedication to her memory and the beauty she brought into all the lives that she touched.
If you are visiting this page feel free to leave a message with a special memory you shared with Stef or offer your condolences to her family and friends. (Click on the tributes and condolences tab)
Some of Stefani's poetry is posted in the "Her Legacy" page if you would like to read them click on the tab to do so. However, please remember that these writings are copyrighted, please be respectful of her work, do not recreate these works for any purpose without giving her credit. Thank you.
Memories... / Ashley Kellison (Valentine) (long time friend )
Hey girlie! I was just going through your letters trying to find any special ones for your family. I had a great time reading them. It's like I can hear your voice again and see your mannerisms. I can't lie I had a little cry session but it's healthy...
Oh the memories!!! / Chasity Kiel (moore) (Friend/classmate)
Oh the memories we made though our time was so brief so I come to remember you with a heart filled with grief. I remember your laughter most of all and well maybe that silly cowgirl boot purse you carried in school :) I met you in august ...
Its been awhile... / Janette Lorton (Sister <3 )
Hey SisIts been awhile since i have actuallywrote to you. I am missing you like always yourbeautiful face never leaves my mind. Ive beenthinking about you alot and just wishing I had done so many things different over the years. I wish iwould have ...
Roy Croft Poem / Ashley Kellison (long-time friend )
I have been getting all these 'you are only my friend if' forwards and 'friends forever' forwards but they don't really mean anything because they are just something someone else has searched on the net just to send something and then every1 ...
Hey / Blaine Bartlett (Cousin)
I miss u so much Stephani i really do. I talk to your sister Janette all the time i miss u and the family so much! Miss u lots. I live in California now but when i come back to visit im gonna come see u too and the rest of the family too.
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you And each time that you think of me, please try to understand That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand And said my place was ready, in heaven far above And that I'd had to leave behind all those I dearly love
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye For all my life I'd always thought, I'd didn't watt to die I had so much to live for, so much yet to do It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile I'd say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile But then I fully realize that this could never be For emptiness and memories would take the place of me
And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow But when I walked through heaven's gates I felt so much at home When God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you For today life on earth is past, but here it starts anew I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last And since each day is the same day, there's no longing for the past
You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do Bur you have been forgiven, and now at last you’re free So won't you take my hand and share my life with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart for every time you think off me, I'm right here in your heart