Lori Ovington


Apache Junction, Arizona

January 6, 2021

Lori Ovington, 63, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Memorial service was Sunday, Jan. 24, at Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Lori Lynn Goldhorn was born May 29, 1957, in Rock Rapids, daughter of Alfred and Alice (Van Engen) Goldhorn. She grew up in Rock Rapids and attended Christian school through sixth grade, then went to Central Lyon. After graduating, she attended Northwestern College in Orange City and earned a teaching degree. In the fall of 1979, she moved to West Point, Nebraska, where she taught special education for the West Point public school system many years.

On June 22, 2013, she married John Ovington. After her retirement in 2016, they began to winter in Arizona. They made Apache Junction their permanent home in 2018. 

Survivors include her husband; sister, Sheri (Ron) Vander Veen; niece; nephew; six great-nieces and -nephews; stepchildren, Billy Ovington and Jeanine (Todd) Bain and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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