Loretta Henry, 73, of Sanford, Fla., died Feb. 6, 2015, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, with her husband by her side. She was born April 1, 1941, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of George E. and Ruth Jewett Preble.
Lori was married to Bruce Henry on Sept. 2, 1961. Lori graduated with an undergraduate teaching degree from Kansas University in 1963 and received her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Northeastern University in 1968.
After several years teaching at the high school level, she entered the business world in the computer software industry. She advanced rapidly in increasingly responsible positions and in the early 1990s, retired as a senior vice president of a major software firm.
After retirement from the corporate world, she and her husband founded Wilpaca Farm in 1995, in Wilton, NH, and therein became one of the first Alpaca breeders in the New England region. During this time she also sang with the Monadnock Chorus of Peterborough and served a term as their board chairman.
After 10 very fun and successful years in the Alpaca breeding business, Lori and Bruce moved to Amherst, where Lori became active in the Amherst Garden Club. There she participated with the Brickettes team which had the responsibility for the gardening at the Brick School House in Amherst.
Lori is survived by her husband Bruce; 2 sons, David and his wife Lourdes, and son Marc; Ted and his wife Anna, and their two children Katherine and Teddy; her brother, Larry Preble and his wife Debby, of Boulder, Colo.
Interment will take place in the spring. Services at Vale End Cemetery in Wilton will be family only. There will be a celebration of Lori’s life, called Remembering Lori, at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst from 4-6 p.m., June 7, 2015.
Arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH. To view an online obituary or leave a condolence, visit our website at www.michaud