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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.


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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
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...  Continue >>
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 ...  Continue >>
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 ...  Continue >>
Roy Croft Poem   / Ashley Kellison (long-time friend )
Ashley 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 ...  Continue >>
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.
Thoughts and writings  / Ashley Valentine (long-time friend )    Read >>
Best friends  / Angela Garcia-Overton (Long time friend )    Read >>
i miss u  / Brennon Bunch (brother)    Read >>
Happy Valentines Day  / Karen Lorton (MOM)    Read >>
Hey Butch is coming to see you  / Karen Lorton (MOM)    Read >>
Hey Girl  / Lacy Young (Friend)    Read >>
Happy Birthday!  / KAREN LORTON (MOM)    Read >>
So sorry  / Laura Smith (friend)    Read >>
Quotes / Ashley Valentine (long time friend )    Read >>
Always in my thoughts  / Beth Whittom     Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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Her legacy
If Tears Could  

If tears could build a stairway

And memories a lane,

I'd walk right up to Heaven

And bring you home again.

No Farewell Words  

No farewell words

were spoken, No time

to say goodbye,

You were gone before

We knew it and

only God know why.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me  

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

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

My Favorite Thing  

My Favorite Thing

What it was,

What it will always be.

Something so special,

It means so much to me.

Sad and lonely,

What I would desperately be without it.

Happiness forever,

What I will have with it no doubt.

Special memories,

Both good and bad.

Stuck in my head are they,

Both happy and sad.

Things I absolutely refuse to forget,

Something I will never dismay.

Talking about continuously,

Figments of my imagination some say.

But what my favorite thing will always be,

Is seeing us together in memories.

© Stefani Lorton

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